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Why India’s Vaccine Rollout Will Be Weighted Towards States Like Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Dec 14, 2020 09:36 PM IST iVideos iVideos

As India gears up for the mass inoculation process against the deadly Covid-19 as soon as the government approvals come through, the states with higher populations of 50 plus age group will get larger allocations.

This means Tamil Nadu should receive more vaccines than Bihar, Madhya Pradesh or Rajasthan despite its lesser population. Even though Bihar’s projected population is 12.3 crore which is about 60 per cent larger than Tamil Nadu's (7.6 crore), but only 1.8 crore of its people are above 50 years and above, as compared to TN which has nearly 2 crores in the same age group.
Along with the age group, the states with the higher number of patients living with comorbidities- blood pressure, diabetes, heart ailments, and hypertension will get more number of vaccines, a Times of India (TOI) report stated.