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Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive

Added 01-16-21 03:04:02am EST - “Health and frontline workers are first in line for jabs at vaccination centres across the country.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Coronavirus vaccine: India begins world's biggest drive”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A sanitation worker became the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world's largest inoculation drive.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid.

India has recorded the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States.

Millions of doses of two approved vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - were shipped across the country in the days leading up to the start of the drive.

"We are launching the world's biggest vaccination drive and it shows the world our capability," Mr Modi, said, addressing the country on Saturday morning.

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