Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that after consultation with experts, government has prioritized 30 crore people for COVID vaccine. It includes health workers, frontline workers like police, military and sanitation staff.
Talking to a news agency, he said, vaccine will also be given to persons above 50 years and those who are below 50 years suffering from certain diseases. The Minister said, government first priority has been safety and effectiveness of vaccines and we will not compromise on that. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, he personally feel that in any week of January next year, we can be in position to give first COVID vaccine shot to people of India.