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India begins preparations for first round of coronavirus vaccinations

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The first phase of coronavirus vaccination in India will cover 30 million people.


Thirty million people in India will be vaccinated against coronavirus in the first phase of the application of drugs approved in the country. This was reported by the Hindu newspaper on Friday with a link to the National Committee for Vaccines (NCV).


“About 30 million people will be vaccinated in the first stage of vaccination against COVID-19 (the disease caused by the coronavirus - approx. TASS) in India. Their roster will include medics, police officers, people over 50 and those who are younger with illnesses that make them vulnerable to the coronavirus,” said Vijay Raghavan, Chief Scientific Adviser of the NCIP.


According to   has completed the development of the plan for the first stage of vaccination, according    Significant quantities are available in India and will be widely used in in accordance with the national immunization program.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered state governments to set up infrastructure to prepare for the distribution and use of coronavirus vaccines. “Vaccines will be available when they pass all clinical trials and confirm compliance with all necessary criteria,” the head of the Indian government emphasized.


India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan previously confirmed that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the first quarter of 2021, with 50 million produced in the country by July doses of such drugs needed to vaccinate 25 million people.


Currently, the Serum Institute of India is conducting clinical trials of five vaccines against COVID-19, including the Russian Sputnik V.

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