As the work continues to develop an effective vaccine for COVID-19, the government has begun the process of identifying 30 crore people who will receive the first doses. Those being picked for the first dose of coronavirus vaccine include healthcare professionals, frontline workers and elderly people with comorbidities. The plan aims to cover over 23 percent of the population in the first phase.Around 30 crore priority beneficiaries will receive 60 crore vaccine doses during the initial phase. The draft list prepared by the national expert group on vaccine administration for COVID-19 has four categories which include 70-75 lakh healthcare professionals, 26 crore people aged over 50 years, set of people aged below 50 but with co-morbidities and two crore frontline workers, including police, municipal workers, armed forces, reported Times of India.Track this LIVE blog for all the latest updates on coronavirus pandemicClose Headed by Niti Aayog member Dr VK Paul and co-chaired by health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, the team has studied allocations for early-phase vaccinations proposed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization (WHO). COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions View more How does a vaccine work? A vaccine works by mimicking a natural… Read full this story
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