Covid-19 Vaccination To Begin From 16th January In India: Here’s What You Need To Know

Vaccinations for coronavirus begin from 16th January in India. Read here to know the necessary information about the distribution.

Vatsal Thakore

January 16, 2021

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The much needed and awaited event is finally happening – the vaccination for COVID is going to begin on Sunday, 16th January. Before the process begins, you need to collect all the necessary information about it, like how many doses are available in your state, if they will be free, etc. Read on to find out the necessary information about the vaccine.

Watch the detailed video here, to know more:

The Chief Managing Director of Bharat Biotech, in his speech about COVAXIN, said that it is so safe that he will not hesitate to give it to his 6-year-old grandson, too. He also said that it is safe for all kids between the ages of 2-12 years. India is also about to supply COVAXIN doses to Brazil.

Vaccination has begun around the world and is now going to begin in India. There will be 3006 vaccination centers in India. On the first day, 3 lakh healthcare workers will receive vaccine doses. And at a day, only 100 people will get vaccinations at a center, to avoid crowding at the centers.

The states have been informed to open more centers after the first week to make the process more effective. Also, the people still haven’t been given the option of choosing which vaccine they want, and none of the countries in the world have availed this yet. Getting vaccination has not been made a compulsion. People can choose not to get vaccinated if they want.

Also read: COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Delhi’s LNJP Hospital To Get Three Lakh Doses

There will be a gap of 28 days between 2 doses, and the effects will be visible after 14 days of the second dose. About 1.1 crore doses of Covishield and 2.4 lakh doses of COVAXIN have been bought by the government till now. Covishield has been distributed from Pune to about 60 other places in India and doses of COVAXIN have been distributed. For the first stage of vaccination, the vaccines have been distributed among the states as per the number of healthcare workers in them.

The Chief Ministers of Delhi, West Bengal, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Bihar promised to provide vaccinations for free. Madhya Pradesh and Haryana governments said that they will provide free vaccines to the poor. It might be possible that in the future, the rest of the state governments or the central government may also decide to provide free vaccinations.

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