COVID-19 vaccination drive to start from Jan 16

On January 09, the Government of India has announced that COVID-19 vaccination drive will start from Jan 16, 2021. The priority will be given to healthcare workers and frontline workers, estimated to be around 3 crore. It will be followed by those above 50 years and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities, estimated to be around 27 crore. 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. The meeting was attended by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Health Secretary and other senior officials.