Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday announced in a press meet that the COVID-19 vaccines are likely to be available from January to July in 2021. Sarma said that priority would be given to the citizens above 60 years of age and frontline workers. He also mentioned that the Government of India has been convening meetings to take vaccination programme. The frontline staff will be given priority during the vaccination process. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, during a meeting of the Group of Ministers, said that they have expected the Covid 19 vaccine early in the next year. According to him the expert groups are already formulating and devising strategies to plan on how to roll out the distribution of the vaccines in the country. #GoM Meeting We're expecting that early next year we should have vaccine in the country from maybe more than one source. We are formulating strategies for planned distribution of the vaccine in the country.@MoHFW_INDIA @PMOIndia #COVID19 pic.twitter.com\/w5H5lqdh9f \u2014 Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) October 13, 2020 \u00a0On the other hand, the Union Health Minister had announced that an anti-COVID shot would be available in the first quarter of 2021. Meanwhile, four coronavirus vaccines are in advanced stages of pre-clinical trials in India at present.