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Covid vaccination drive aims to cover 200-250 mn by July.

To meet the stiff timeline, the govt plans to use multiple vaccine candidates so as to improve supplies.

The government plans to administer around 40-50 crore covid-19 vaccines to 20-25 crore Indians by July. The Centre, along with states, is also preparing a list of priority population groups, especially frontline health workers, who would receive immunisation shots, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

“The list of frontline healthcare workers includes government sector as well as private sector doctors, nurses, paramedics, sanitary staff, Asha workers, surveillance officers and many other categories of frontline workers who are involved in facing, testing and treatment of patients,” the minister said in his weekly ‘Sunday Samvad’ session.

The Centre has also asked the states to come up with a list of cold chain facilities for storage and distribution of vaccine doses down to the block level, he said.


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