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Much-awaited COVID vaccine will be ready by early 2021

New Delhi:13/9/20: The much-awaited COVID vaccine will be ready by early 2021, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. He, however, added that the vaccine will be available to high-risk and old-age patients.

The Union Minister said that the government is considering emergency authorisation of COVID-19 vaccination to senior citizens.

Harsh Vardhan said the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 is currently formulating a detailed strategy on how to immunize the majority of the population.

The Minister during the ‘Sunday Samvad’ programme here interacted with his social media followers and answered their queries on the subject.

The Union Health Minister said he would be happy to take the first dosage of the vaccine if some people have a trust deficit. His statement has come after participants in UK during a trial of the University of Oxford’s vaccine candidate developed severe complications following the administration of its dose.

Harsh Vardhan said that an effective vaccine will help in establishing immunity to coronavirus at a much faster pace as compared to natural infection.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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