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Covid-19: PM Modi, politicians over 50 eligible for vaccines in phase 2 | India News


NEW DELHI: In response to reports that Prime Minister Modi is likely to receive the Covid vaccine in the next round of inoculation, official sources said those over 50, including many politicians, it would be automatically covered in the second phase.
They noted that the Prime Minister had recently told top ministers in a meeting that politicians do not need to jump the line and should wait their turn to get vaccinated.
“The prime minister and most of the chief ministers are in this age group and could be covered, but there is no confirmation on when exactly he or the chief ministers will be vaccinated,” said an official source.
It was also noted that the vaccination campaign has just started with the first round of the two-injection regimen administered to around 10 lakh people. Approximately 1 crore of healthcare workers will receive the vaccines. There is no estimate yet of when the second round of recipients will be vaccinated.

Times of India