New Delhi, Oct. 21 -- India is looking at vaccinating about 30 million people, including health care specialists, who are on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 in the first phase once protection against the in infection becomes available, Union health ministry officials said on Tuesday.

The 30 million include 7 million doctors and paramedics, in addition to 20 million other frontline health workers, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on the sidelines of a Covid-19 media briefing on Tuesday.

The country has the infrastructure already in place to vaccinate the 30 million, Bhushan said. "We have the cold chain, vials, syringes and everything," he added.

The first phase of vaccination has been tentatively scheduled between J...