Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with Chief Ministers to discuss the COVID-19 situation and corona vaccination rollout | PM will discuss preparations with Chief Ministers today, situation of transition will also be discussed

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Vaccination will start in the country from January 16. The government says that 3 crore frontline workers will be given priority. – File photo.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk to the Chief Ministers of all the states today about the preparation for the corona vaccination. The meeting will start at 4 pm via video conferencing. There will also be talk on the condition of Corona. Vaccination will start in the country from January 16. Modi held a high-level meeting on Saturday, after which the government announced the date of vaccination.

30 million frontline workers are preferred in vaccination
Health workers and front line workers will be preferred for the vaccine, numbering 3 crore. After these, the vaccine will be given to people above 50 years of age and those below the age of 50 years who are suffering from serious diseases. In this way, about 27 crore people will be vaccinated.

The vaccine will have two doses. These will be given at a difference of 28 days. Everyone has to apply two doses, only then the vaccine schedule will be completed. Two weeks after the second dose, antibodies to protect the body from corona will be formed. Antibody is the protein present in the body which neutralizes the attack of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.

2 vaccines approved in the country

  • The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved two vaccines for emergency use.
  • The first vaccine is Coveshield, created by AstraZeneca and Oxford University.
  • In India, Serum Institute of India (SII) is producing CoveShield.
  • When its half dose was given, the efficency remained at 90%. A month later Iffiksey was 62% in full dose.
  • The average efficency in both types of doses was 70%. 5 crore doses of Kovishield are ready.
  • The second vaccine is covaxin. The results of its phase-3 trials have not been done yet. Kovaxin is being made by Bharat Biotech.
  • According to the results of its phase-2 trials, antibodies made in the body due to covaxin will last for 6 to 12 months. 20 million doses of covaxin are ready.

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