COVID vaccination drive in Nagaland from January 16



Nagaland's Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu, on Monday, said that the state is all set to begin the COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16.

The vaccination drive would prioritise 19,960 healthcare personnel and 30,000 frontline workers, followed by those above the age of 50 and the under-50 population group with comorbidities, Kronu said.


“The vaccine will be made available by the Centre through the existing cold chain of the inoculation programme in a phased manner,” Kronu said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the COVID-19 vaccination drive would begin from January 16.

On January 3, India had granted emergency use authorisation to two vaccines - Oxford’s Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute, and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.

(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)