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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)