Coronavirus Vaccination Drive to Kick Off on January 16: Govt

Coronavirus Vaccination Drive to Kick Off on January 16; Healthcare And Frontline Workers to be Priority: Govt

The Coronavirus vaccination drive in India will begin on January 16, 2021, the Centre confirmed on Saturday.

Revealing further details, the Centre said that priority will be given to healthcare and frontline workers who are estimated to be around 3 crores, which will be followed by those above 50 years and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 crores.

Notably, this development came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review the Coronavirus situation in the country along with preparedness of the States/UTs for vaccination drive earlier today.

The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary and other senior officials, the government of India said.

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