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COVID-19 Update: Vaccination for People Aged Above 50 Years to Begin From March

Updated On Feb 16, 2021

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, on Saturday, announced that the government will soon be able to administer vaccines to people aged above 50 years. The coronavirus vaccination drive for them will begin in March, he added. 

Until now, more than 85 Lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated in India, since Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the vaccination programme in the country on January 16, 2021. 

The Union Health Minister shared how important it is for the people to continue following COVID-19 with appropriate behaviour. He also added that no new coronavirus infections were reported in 188 districts in India, during the last seven days. 

Addressing the rumors against the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that there has not been even a single death reported due to the COVID-19 vaccination. If a death is reported after the vaccination, then it is being investigated. Even the number of people with routine side effects is very less. He also informed that relevant stakeholders are working on post-COVID-19 symptoms.  

The Minister further expressed his views saying, "I believe, if the dream of 'Health for All' is ever to be fulfilled in the world, its model will be developed in India.” He believes that India’s holistic approach, health facilities, and ancient medical wisdom will collectively make a great model for the world. 

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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