West Bengal to get Covid vaccine first shots on January 14: Report


Kolkata: West Bengal will get its first shot of coronavirus vaccine on January 14. The ‘Covishield’ vaccine will arrive in Kolkata on Saturday, media reports said.

The sources said the government had made a list of healthcare staff, including doctors, nurses and hospital Group-D workers for taking coronavirus vaccine.

Officials said all the districts were provided with adequate orders about the vaccination procedure. Health officials said they are equipped with the data with all the details of people and added that every vaccination site will be manned by special teams comprising a vaccinator and four vaccination officers.

Frontline staff such as police and civic staff would be vaccinated in phases. Police officials, home guards and National Cadet Corps personnel would be part of the team.

Girish Bera, chief medical officer of health Alipurduar, said they are all prepared and storage and list of people who will be getting the first shot have been done.


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