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Policymakers try to identify groups of people who need Covid vaccine first

"The Indian government values and welcomes international partnerships, technical exchange, knowledge sharing and collective discourse in this journey," Paul said

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"So these are the questions presently engaging the policymakers within Government of India," he said.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Policymakers are actively holding deliberations to identify groups of people who will first receive the Covid-19 vaccine when it is developed, officials said.

Speaking at an international symposium on Novel Ideas in Science and Ethics of Vaccines against Covid-19 pandemic, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Rajesh Bhushan said prioritising who should get the vaccine first is a topic being discussed both within and outside the government.

"There is an emerging consensus that frontline workers are the people who have the best claim over who should get the vaccine first. But while that

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First Published: Jul 30 2020 | 10:01 PM IST

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