K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Minister of Telangana and other lawmakers are likely to be amongst people who would get the first dose of the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 vaccine.
The biggest vaccination drive for the COVID-19 vaccination is set to begin from the 16th of January in India.
In the first phase nearly 30 crore people including frontline workers, senior citizens and people with comorbidities would be administered the vaccine.
While frontline workers would be given the vaccine doses first, the general public need to wait for at least another six months for getting a jab of the Coronavirus vaccine.
The decision to administer doses of COVID-19 vaccine was taken during a high level meeting held on the 11th of January.
This would help to encourage the general public who would take the vaccine later and would also ensure safety of the vaccine process.
In regard to the upcoming drive, the Telangana Government made all the arrangements such as a state level call centre, ambulance facility connecting every village, trained volunteers and district supervisors.
Mr. Rao said, “Gram Sarpanches and Panchayat Secretaries would take the responsibility to get the people on priority basis to the vaccination centres. Police Station House Officers and Sub Inspectors will take the responsibility of getting the vaccine for the police and other security personnel.”
ASHA workers, Anganwadi staff, Medical and Health employees would be in the list of people who would be vaccinated.
After health staff, police staff, security personnel, sanitary workers and other frontline workers would be vaccinated. Later, vaccines would be administered to those above 50 years and people with comorbidities.
Telangana would cover nearly 80 lakh people in the first phase of the vaccination drive at 1,213 vaccine centres in Telangana.
Stay tuned for further updates.