India May Start Covid Vaccination In January: Health Minister


New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has informed that India may begin vaccinating people for COVID-19 in January.

“I personally feel may be in January in any stage or any week, there can be a time when we can be in a position to give first Covid vaccine shot to the people of India,” Harsh Vardhan said.

The minister said that the vaccines that have applied for emergency use authorisation are being analysed by the drug regulator.

“India is not less than any country when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine and research. Our priority has been the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. We do not want any compromise on that. Our regulators are analysing them with seriousness,” he said.

“Our scientists and health experts have worked on the development of a vaccine by genome sequencing and isolation of the coronavirus and developed an indigenous vaccine. In 6-7 months, we will have the capacity to inoculate about 30 crore people,” he had said, addressing a ministers’ meeting on COVID-19.

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