Indians Likely To Get First COVID-19 Vaccine Shot in January: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: The first dose of COVID-19 could be administered to the people of the country in January, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

“India is not less than any country when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine and research. Our first priority has been the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. We do not want any comprise on that. Our regulators are analysing them with seriousness,” Vardhan was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

“I personally feel may be in January in any stage or any week, there can be a time when we can be in a position to give first COVID vaccine shot to people of India,” the minister added.

India’s drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) is actively considering three COVID-19 vaccine candidates, Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India (SII) and Pfizer for emergency use authorisation.

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