COVID vaccination drive in Nagaland from January 16

The vaccination drive would prioritise 19,960 healthcare personnel and 30,000 frontline workers, followed by those above the age of 50 and the under-50 population group with comorbidities, Neiba Kronu said.
COVID vaccination drive in Nagaland from January 16

KOHIMA:

Nagaland's Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu, on Monday, said that the state is all set to begin the COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16.

The vaccination drive would prioritise 19,960 healthcare personnel and 30,000 frontline workers, followed by those above the age of 50 and the under-50 population group with comorbidities, Kronu said.

“The vaccine will be made available by the Centre through the existing cold chain of the inoculation programme in a phased manner,” Kronu said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the COVID-19 vaccination drive would begin from January 16.

On January 3, India had granted emergency use authorisation to two vaccines - Oxford’s Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute, and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)

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