3 lakh healthcare workers to get Covid-19 shots on phase 1

New Delhi: As many as three lakh healthcare workers will get inoculated on the first day of the massive Phase 1 drive at 2,934 sites across India.

The Covid-19 vaccination drive is set to commence on January 16.

The Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has advised all states to cater to a maximum of 100 beneficiaries.

The Health Ministry said any undue haste on the part of states to organize unreasonable numbers of vaccination per site per day is not advised.

The shots will be offered first to approximately 1 crore healthcare workers, and roughly 2 crore frontline workers, and then to people above 50 years of age. They will be followed by people younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities.

The Centre will bear the cost of vaccination for healthcare and frontline workers.

 

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