Update: Dec 25 2021 22:45 STI
New Delhi [India], Dec. 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that the nasal vaccine and the world’s first DNA vaccine against COVID-19 will soon be available for the vaccination campaign.
In an address to the nation, the Prime Minister said, âThe nasal vaccine and the world’s first DNA vaccine against COVID will begin soon in India. “
PM Modi further said that more than 90% of the eligible adult population received the first dose and more than 61% received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Prime Minister also announced the COVID-19 vaccination of children aged 15 to 18 as of January 3.
He said the precautionary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be given to frontline workers and healthcare workers starting January 10,
The prime minister said people over 60 with co-morbidities may also benefit from the “precautionary dose” of the COVID-19 vaccine on doctor’s advice.
âToday we have 18 lakhs beds and 5 lakhs of oxygen supported beds. Today more than 3,000 PSA oxygen plants are operational,â said PM Modi.
He further stated that India has 18 lakh isolation beds, 5 lakh oxygen beds, 1.40 lakh intensive care beds, 90,000 pediatric and non-ICU intensive care beds.
âWe have more than 3,000 PSA oxygen factories in operation, 4 lakh oxygen cylinders have been distributed all over the country,â he added.
Prime Minister Modi further said the coronavirus had gone nowhere and Indian scientists were watching Omicron closely.
According to the Union Ministry of Health, India has reported 7,189 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, the nationwide case count of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has reached 415. (ANI)