One of the world’s greatest coronavirus vaccine programmes will start in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the vaccination drive at 10.30 am on Saturday.
The vaccination programme, geared toward inoculating Three crore well being and different frontline staff first, will use pictures manufactured in India – one developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the opposite by Bharat Biotech with the nation’s high medical analysis physique.
Health staff, folks over 50 and people deemed at high-risk are prioritised to obtain one of many two accepted vaccines.
On day one round 3,00,00zero folks will obtain the primary of two doses.
Authorities say they’re drawing on their expertise with elections and little one immunisation programmes for polio and tuberculosis in rolling out the vaccine.
Here are the reside updates on COVID-19 vaccination:
Sanitation staff who attend to COVID-19 wards at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) can be among the many first to be administered the COVID-19 vaccine in Goa as a nationwide inoculation drive begins on Saturday.
GMCH Dean Dr Shivanand Bandekar mentioned they’ve chosen 100 sanitation staff connected to the hospital, together with these employed by a personal agency, for receiving the primary doses of vaccine within the state.
These staff have been attending to COVID-19 wards of GMCH, he mentioned.
A dozen medical doctors in Assam have volunteered to take the primary vaccine pictures in the present day on the Gauhati Medical College to dispel rumours in regards to the Covid vaccine and encourage their fraternity because the nation gears up for the the world’s greatest inoculation drive towards the lethal coronavirus.
Assam has registered 2.9 lakh frontline healthcare staff for the primary section of the vaccination drive, of whom 1.9 lakh will probably be inoculated in the present day.
The state has acquired 2.21 lakh doses of Covid vaccines up to now. This contains over 2 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccine and 20 thousand doses of Covaxin indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech.
The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive will probably be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10:30 am in the present day, setting off India on the trail in the direction of overcoming the pandemic that has upended lives, ravaged the economic system and unleashed unprecedented struggling during the last 12 months.
One of the world’s greatest vaccination programmes geared toward inoculating Three crore well being and different frontline staff first, it would use pictures manufactured in India – one developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the opposite by Bharat Biotech with the nation’s high medical analysis physique.