India’s medical students can be trained to vaccinate half the population against COVID-19 by Dec 2021
Given that a COVID-19 vaccine is expected to become available in limited quantities from April 2021, India must have a strategy in mind to vaccinate the population in the shortest possible time. We propose that COVID-19 vaccination be carried out in a mission mode – ‘National COVID Vaccination Mission’ (NCVM) – similar to the exercise of holding the General Election, with a target to cover 5o percent of the population (approximately 70 crore) by December 2021.
The authors are participants in Takshashila Institution’s GCPP Health and Life Science programme
The views expressed above are the author’s own and do not represent Takshashila Institution’s recommendations.