Covid vaccine will be available in coming few weeks: PM Modi


New Delhi, December 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired the all-party meeting via video conferencing to discuss the Covid-19 vaccination strategy in India.

“The Government is developing a comprehensive vaccination strategy. It is expected that the vaccine will be available in the coming few weeks,” said PM Modi.

The Prime Minister shared his experience of visiting the vaccine manufacturing facilities in Ahmedabad, Pune, and Hyderabad, informing that about eight potential vaccines, currently in different stages of trial, will be manufactured in India that includes the three indigenous vaccines.

“It is expected that the vaccine will be available in the coming few weeks. The vaccination campaign will kick-start in India as soon as the vaccine is approved by the scientists. The Central Government is working in close coordination with the State governments to identify the priority groups for vaccination,” said the Prime Minister.

Underlining India’s vaccine distribution expertise, capacity and presence of an experienced and vast network for vaccination, the Prime Minister said that this will help us in streamlining Covid vaccination. Collaboration with State Governments will be established for additional cold chain equipment and other such logistical requirements.

A National Expert Group that includes technical experts and officials of both the Central Government and State Governments, has been constituted to shoulder the responsibility of the campaign related to the vaccine. The National Expert Group will take decisions collectively as per national and regional requirements, said the PM.

Political parties that participated in the meeting included the Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK, YSR Congress Party, JD(U), BJD, Shiv Sena, TRS, BSP, SP, AIADMK and BJP.

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