India begins world’s biggest Covid vaccination programme

Posted by on January 16, 2021 3:57 am
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Country of 1.3 billion people hopes to vaccinate 300 million citizens by August

India has begun one of the world’s biggest Covid-19 vaccination programmes, the first major developing country to roll out the vaccine, marking the beginning of an effort to immunise more than 1.3 billion people.

The first dose was administered to a health worker at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, after the prime minister, Narendra Modi, kickstarted the campaign with a national televised speech.

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