Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the state government will be vaccinating 51 lakh priority category citizens in the first phase.
Kejriwal said Delhi has about 3 lakh healthcare workers, 6 lakh frontline workers, and about 42 lakh people who are aged above 50 years or have co-morbidities.
The Delhi government has been planning the storage of the vaccines at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital.
Three vaccine candidates — Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin,Serum Institute-Oxford’s Covishield and the Pfizer’s m-RNA vaccine — are in the fray for emergency use authorisation. Delhi will approximately need 1.2 crore does to vaccinate the people in the first phase.