Need Priority List As Vaccine Won’t Be Available For All In Beginning: AIIMS Director

New Delhi: Even as All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director, Randeep Guleria, on Thursday expressed hope that the process of vaccinating the people will begin soon after getting the required approvals from regulatory authorities “by the end of this month or early next month,” he added that there has to be a priority list and the vaccine will not be able to available for all in the beginning.

“Elderly, people with comorbidities and front line workers should be vaccinated first,” he told ANI.

Once a booster dose is given, the vaccine will give a good amount of antibodies production and protect from the virus “for a significant amount of time.” The antibodies can last for many months in the body, he also said.

On the distribution plan of the government, Guleria told ANI that work is going on at war-footing both at the Centre and state level. Authorities are working on a plan “in terms of maintaining the cold chain, having appropriate storehouses available, developing strategy, training vaccinators and availability of syringes.”

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