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COVID-19 Vaccines: Operational Guidelines (updated on Dec. 28, 2020) [PDF 3.07 MB]

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued its updated operational guidelines for COVID-19 vaccines on December 28, 2020, which can be accessed here.

The updated Operational Guidelines for the COVID-19 vaccines, issued by the Government of India on December 28, 2020, proposes that "the COVID-19 vaccine will be offered first to healthcare workers, frontline workers and population above 50 years of age, followed by population below 50 years of age with associated comorbidities based on the evolving pandemic situation, and finally to the remaining population based on the disease epidemiology and vaccine availability. The priority group of above 50 years may be further subdivided into those above 60 years of age and those between 50 to 60 years of age for the phasing of roll out based on pandemic situation and vaccine availability. The latest electoral roll for the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly election will be used to identify the population aged 50 years or more."

(From Executive Summary, p. 10).

The full text of the Guidelines can be accessed at:

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