New Delhi: ’25-30 crore Indians will be inoculated with coronavirus vaccine by September 2021′, reiterated Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The minister made the remarks while speaking exclusively to AajTak and India Today. Also Read - 2 Dead After Receiving Jab, 5 Others Develop Severe Adverse Impacts, Centre Says Not Linked To Vaccine
Harsh Vardhan also confirmed that India will get a vaccine in the first three months of 2021. Also Read - With 161 Fresh Cases, Delhi Records Lowest COVID Infections in Over 8 Months
When asked who will get the vaccine first, the minister clearly stated that health and frontline workers will be administered with a coronavirus vaccine first. Also Read - Israeli Rabbi Makes Bizarre Claim, Tells His Followers That COVID-19 Vaccine Will Turn People Gay
“A list of the data of health workers is being prepared and will be upload soon”, he added further.
Earlier it was reported that the Narendra Modi-led government has started working on the process of the vaccine delivery, including identifying people who will be inoculated first.
It has also demarcated four categories that will be administered the vaccine against the deadly virus first.
Take a look at the list
–Healthcare professionals: One crore medicos including MBBS students, doctors, nurses and ASHA workers will get the first shot of COVID-19 vaccine.
–Frontline workers: 2 crore frontline workers including municipal corporation staffers, police officers and armed forces personnel would also get top priority for immunisation against coronavirus.
-Senior citizens: 26 crore senior citizens, above 50 who usually fall within an age group with high risk for the virus, have also been identified as priority beneficiaries who would be given vaccine dose in the initial phase.
–Special category people: One crore people below 50 years of age with co-morbidities and requiring specialised care would also be added in the list who would be given vaccine dose in the initial phase.
Reports had also claimed that this special COVID-19 immunisation programme would run in parallel with the Universal Immunisation Programme, but will use its processes, technology and network of the existing vaccine distribution framework.
India’s COVID tally
India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 91 lakh with 44,059 coronavirus infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries surged to 85,62,641, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,39,865, while the death toll climbed to 1,33,738 with 511 new fatalities including 121 from Delhi alone, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the thirteenth consecutive day.There are 4,43,486 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 4.85 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
The national recovery rate was recorded 93.68 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 per cent.