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300 lakh healthcare workers likely to get Covid-19 shot on Day 1 of vaccination drive

The central government has planned to inoculate around 3 lakh healthcare workers at 2934 session sites on the first day of the world's biggest vaccination …

New Delhi, January 14 — The central government has planned to inoculate around 3 lakh healthcare workers at 2934 session sites on the first day of the world's biggest vaccination Covid-19 drive that begins from January 16 across India.
"This is the biggest vaccination drive in India so far and it has been decided to vaccinate about 300 lakhs healthcare workers at 2934 sites," a senior government official said on Wednesday.
Two Covid-19 vaccines -Covishield and Covaxin- have been given Emergency Use Authorisation in the country after going through established safety and immunogenicity through a well prescribed regulatory process.
These vaccines may cost in the range of Rs 200 to 295 in the country.
Earlier in the day, the health ministry said that full initial procurement amount of 1.65 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines have been allocated to all states and Union Territories was done in proportion of Health Care Workers database.
The Ministry said that an initial lot of supply of vaccine doses would be continuously replenished in the weeks to come.
According to the Health Ministry, the states and union territories have also been advised to increase the number of vaccination session sites that would be operational every day in a progressive manner as the vaccination process stabilizes.

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Source: ANI

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