Vaccine production against the corona virus is at a critical stage. Who should be India’s first priority in vaccination? They have begun to make choices. About 300 million people may be the first to be vaccinated.
Leading the way may be the first priority among health workers, police, sanitation workers, people with co-morbidity, and the elderly who are directly exposed to corona. About 60 crore doses of vaccine will be required for vaccination of 30 crore people.
There are a total of four groups in the priority list. It has 50 to 70 lakh health workers. There are more than two crore people including police, municipal employees and army personnel. This includes 26 crore citizens below 50 years of age and citizens below 50 years of age with co-morbidity. This was reported by the Times of India.
India currently has three vaccines at different stages of testing. The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is in its final, third phase. The Serum Institute, which manufactures the vaccine in India, is conducting human testing of the vaccine. Phase three data will be available by the end of November or the first week of December, the government said.
A plan of action has been drawn up by a committee of national experts formed for vaccine management. Work is underway with inputs from central agencies and states. Member of the Policy Commission Dr. VK Paul is the chairman of the expert committee. In the first phase, it is planned to vaccinate 23% of the people. The issue was discussed at a meeting of the Group of Ministers chaired by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan earlier this week.