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Covid-19 vaccine likely to get ready by first quarter of 2021: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Covid-19 Vaccine might get ready by the first quarter of 2021 said by Harsh Vardhan the union health minister of India.

Union health minister said: “While no date has been fixed for the vaccine launch, it may be ready by the first quarter of 2021”.

Harsh Vardhan also said that the government considering emergency authorization of the Covid-19 vaccine to senior Citizens and to the people who all are at high risk. “This shall be done after a consensus has been reached,” the minister also added.

National Expert Group on Covid-19 Vaccine is drawing up a detailed strategy on how to vaccinate the majority of the population, He said during his Sunday Samvad program where he usually interacts with his social media followers and answers their questions.

Harsh Vardhan also assured that the government is taking all the precautions while conducting human trails of the Covid-19 Vaccine.
Harsh Vardhan said, “Issues like vaccine security, cost, equity, cold-chain requirements, production timelines, etc, are also being discussed intensely”. He said that the Covid-19 Vaccine will be available to those who all are in need of it most, irrespective of their paying capacity.

Harsh Vardhan the union health minister of India also said that he would be very much happy to take the first dosage of the covid-19 vaccine if some people have trust issues.
Harsh Vardhan stamen came when an incident had occurred in UK oxford university where one participant in the ongoing trial developed a severe complication. Minister also informed about the candidates and their development in India.

Harsh Vardhan the union health minister of India said the “Department of Bio-Technology (DBT), as well as the ICMR, have been pro-active in responding to the emerging situation to support the advancement of vaccine candidates. India is actively partnering with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations(CEPI), and trials at different phases are ongoing with respect to several vaccines in Indian laboratories and hospitals”.