India Launches World’s Largest COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

New Delhi: India today rolled out the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the world’s largest inoculation exercise against the novel coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the vaccination drive through virtual mode and paid tribute to scientists and healthcare workers, who have been on the frontlines of the pandemic.

The country will administer shots to three crore frontline workers in phase one. There are 3,006 session sites across the country, where 100 beneficiaries each will be given either of India’s two indigenous vaccines, Covaxin or Covishield.

Every beneficiary will need to receive two doses of the same vaccine, 28 days apart, the Health Ministry said.

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