It will be a piece of great news for all the Indians that, the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country will start from January 16. According to the recommendations of the NEGVAC (National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19) one crore, health workers working with both private and government hospitals will be first in the line to be launched and then 2 crore Frontline worker will get the vaccine. Here in this post, we will let you know who will get the corona vaccine first and how the corona vaccine will be distributed in India.


Who will get Corona Vaccine First - How Corona Vaccine will be distributed
Who will get Corona Vaccine First - How Corona Vaccine will be distributed



Who will get Corona Vaccine First and how corona vaccine will be distributed

On 2nd January 2021, Mr. Harsh Vardhan, The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare tweet some information from his Twitter handle, according to which, "In 1st Phase of COVID-19 Vaccination free Vaccine shall be provided across the nation to the most prioritized beneficiaries that include 1 crore Health Care & 2 Crore Frontline Workers. Details of how further 27 Crore priority beneficiaries are to be vaccinated until July 2021 are being finalized."




From the above, it is confirmed that the vaccine will be first distributed to the one crore Health Care & two Crore Frontline Workers. For the other people, some sources say that the covid-19 vaccine will be distributed as follow-



1. Priority Group

- Described as above

How Covid-19 vaccine will be distributed- All the data of these persons have already been collected from the health care facilities, which is now being uploaded into the CoWIN app - a Digital Platform to be used for equitable vaccine distribution.



2. Covid-19 Vaccine for people aged above 50 years

This group of people will be further divided into two-phase, one is for people aged above 60 years and the second is for people aged above 50 with co-morbidities.




How Covid-19 vaccine will be distributed- Latest electoral roll of assembly or Lok Sabha election will be used as a reference to identify the population for immunization. Here Aged will be calculated based on the cut-off date of 1st January 2021 and anyone born on or before 1st January 1971 will fall under this category.



3. Areas with high covid-19 infection rate

States and UTs at their discretions can do priority phasing of vaccine roll out in geographical areas where the infection is high.

How Covid-19 vaccine will be distributed- As per the discretion of states/UTs and by registering in the Cowin App.



4. Covid-19 vaccination for the remaining people

Population below the age of 50 years with associated co-morbidities based on the evolving pandemic situations like diabetes, cancer, hypertension, lung diseases, etc., and finally to the remaining population based on the disease epidemiology and vaccine availability.






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