The central government has been planning the initial procurement of around 50 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine for the front-line health workers, army personnel, and other various categories of individuals.
The government has already started the discussion on the prioritisation of the COVID-19 vaccine once it passes the regulatory requirements and becomes available. The planning of the supply chains and distribution of the vaccine is also being discussed.
The administration has also been intending to scale up the distribution so that it can cover a large section of the population as soon as possible. In a recent development, the government had announced that the corona warriors will be the first ones to get the COVID-19 vaccine after its launch.