Chennai: COVID-19 vaccines could be made available to "our countrymen" as early as the "next few days", Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said today.
The government has ensured that every detail of the vaccination programme is conveyed to the people, from the national level to the grassroots level, he has said.
The first to be inoculated will be healthcare professionals and frontline workers, the minister said today during while reviewing the second dry run of the coronavirus vaccination exercise at the Government General Hospital in Chennai.
"In a short time, India has done well by developing vaccines...In the next few days, in the near future, we should be able to give these vaccines to our countrymen. It will be given to our healthcare professional followed by frontline workers," Minister Vardhan said, according tothe news agency ANI.
"Lakhs of healthcare workers are being trained through these dry runs, and the process to train more is still going on."