India likely to get first shots of Covid-19 vaccine by January 13

Less than a year after the pandemic struck, India is now ready with two vaccines to launch the first phase of its mass vaccination campaign with the Centre asserting that the large scale inoculation of doctors, nurses and front line workers can even start within the next one week. Initially the vaccine would be administered to one crore healthcare workers and two crore front line workers who would be from the armed forces, central and state police forces, and municipal workers.India has so far reported more than 10 million confirmed COVID-19 positive cases and over 1.5 lakh people have died of the disease in the country.