New Delhi: PM Modi to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in Round 2, sources said. The PM said in the CMs’ meet that the turn of other politicians, who are above 50, will come in next phase.
A tentative prioritisation for vaccination was discussed at the meeting held between PM Modi and the state chief ministers on November 24 and has been communicated to state governments, said people familiar with the development, source said.
“In India, co-morbidities like hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart diseases occur much earlier than in western populations. So, prioritising the 50 plus population is the right approach,” Public Health Foundation of India president K Srinath Reddy was quoted as saying.