COVID Vaccination drive to begin from January 16 in India

New Delhi: COVID 19 vaccination drive to kick off on Jan 16, 2021, in the country, informed the Union government on Saturday.

According to reports, priority will be given to the healthcare workers, frontline workers, estimated to be around 3 crore, followed by those above 50 years and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 cr.

This decision was taken during a high-level meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to review status of COVID-19 in the country along with the preparedness of State/UTs for COVID vaccination, today.

The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary.

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