India is identifying 300 million people who will receive the initial dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the Times of India newspaper Reported on Saturday.
The report said that workers in high-risk areas would be given priority to police, health-care, sanitation, elderly people and co-ethics, the report said, adding that officials did not identify it. The report states that shots, which will include a booster dose, are planned for the initial phase, when a vaccine is approved for use.
For a country of its size, a safe and prompt vaccine delivery is a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration. The nation’s broken health care system, already struggling to deliver adequate care before the outbreak, cannot withstand the stress of a prolonged epidemic.
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According to the report, in the first phase the vaccine beneficiaries will receive an estimated 600 million doses and implementation plans, which aim to cover more than 23% of the population. India 62,212 new cases added to take the total infection in the country 7.43 million as of October 17, government data show.