Covid-vaccination programme in India from 16 January: Union Health Ministry

Covid-vaccination in India- PM Modi has reviewed the COVID-19 situation. It has been announced by the sources of MoHFW that the Covid vaccination drive to kick off on January 16 (Saturday). A detailed report followed-

By Rohit Sindhu, Updated : Jan 09, 2021 16:42 IST
Covid-vaccination programme in India from 16 January:  Union Health Ministry
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PM Narendra Modi on Friday reviews status of COVID19 and preparedness for COVID19 vaccination. In the review meeting It was decided that the COVID19 vaccination will start from 16th January 2021.

"Vaccination drive in India to kick-off on Saturday, 16th January, confirmed Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India", told sources from Health Ministry.

Priority will be given to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers, estimated to be around 3 cr, followed by those above 50 years and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 cr, said Govt of India.

On Saturday, PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting to review status of #COVID-19 in the country along with preparedness of the State/UTs for COVID vaccination, today. Meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary, & other senior officials.