NEW DELHI, Dec 1 - There was never any talk of inoculating the whole population of the country with COVID-19 vaccine, the Centre said on Tuesday.
Responding to a question at a press briefing, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said the purpose of the COVID vaccine drive would be to break the chain of viral transmission.
�Our purpose is to break the chain of virus transmission. If we can vaccinate a critical mass of people and break the chain of transmission, then we may not have to vaccinate the entire population,� he said.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said there was never a talk about inoculating the whole population of the country with COVID-19 vaccine.
�I just want to make this clear that the government has never spoken about vaccinating the entire country. It�s important that we discuss such scientific issues, based on factual information only and then analyse it,� Bhushan added. � PTI