"Nobody Should Relax Just Because Vaccine Is Here": Harsh Vardhan To NDTV

New Delhi:

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday night cautioned people against letting down their guard because of the rollout of coronavirus vaccines, stressing that following Covid-appropriate behaviour was critical "at least for a few more months" to ensure the chain of transmission is snapped.

India began the second phase of the vaccination drive at 9 am today, with priority shifting from healthcare staff and frontline workers targeted in the first phase to people over 60 (and those over 45 but with co-morbidities).

Dr Vardhan told that, till 8.30 pm, a little over 29 lakh people had registered for their vaccine dose.