National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19

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News: Government of India has set up a National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19.

Facts:

  • Purpose of the group: To keep India in the forefront of any ongoing effort worldwide to innovate, prepare, produce and launch candidate vaccines to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic for India and for the world.
  • Composition: The group is chaired by Dr V K Paul, Member Niti Aayog along with Secretary (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) as co-Chair.