While the total caseload of the country surpassed the 1,00,00,000-mark, India on Saturday ramped up for the nationwide inoculation drive. Touted to be the world’s biggest vaccination programs aimed at inoculating 3 crore health and frontline workers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10:30 am launched the drive.
“I congratulate all the countrymen on this occasion. Bad times for corona has begun, we hove two made-in-India vaccines now,” said the PM launching the vaccine virtually. A total of 3,006 vaccination centres across all states and union territories will be virtually connected and with 100 beneficiaries getting the shots at each site on the first day.
Two vaccines- CoviShield, the vaccine developed by Britain’s AstraZeneca and Oxford University and Covaxin, developed by an Indian company will be administered today.
Glimpses from the vaccines centres set up across the country,