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First COVID-19 vaccine shot likely in Jan: Vardhan

NEW DELHI, DEC 20 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/20/2020 11:38:21 AM IST

Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that people of the country could get a Covid-19 shot in January. His remarks come days after the health ministry released a document, answering public queries on vaccination.

“Our first priority has been safety and effectiveness of vaccines. We don’t want to compromise on that. I personally feel, maybe in any week of January, we can be in a position to give first Covid vaccine shot to people of India,” news agency ANI quoted Vardhan as saying.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) is examining the applications of Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India (SII) and Pfizer to grant emergency use authorisation for their Covid-19 vaccines. 


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