COVID-19 Vaccination Drive In India Updates; PM Narendra Modi launched the COVID-19 vaccine drive in the nation starting from today. This is one of the largest programmes worldwide.
The Vaccinations in India
The main aim of the vaccination programme is to first inject the 3 crore frontline and other healthcare workers.
The vaccination was manufactured in India, Oxford University and AstraZeneca and the other one by Bharat Biotech.
To receive one of the two approved vaccines, health personnel, persons over 50 of them and those considered to be at high risk are given priority.
COVID-19 Vaccination Drive In India
COVID-19 vaccination drive in India was aimed to vaccinate about 3,00,000 individualsin the first of two doses on day one.
Officials say they rely on their experience in the roll-out of the vaccination with election and child immunisation programmes for polio and tuberculosis.
According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday, India’s COVID-19 cases rose to 1,05,42,841 with 15,158 individuals test positive for the virus in a day, whereas recoveries increased to 1,01,79,715.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh praised the nation’s scientists on Saturday and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment and determination in the vaccine development and immunisation phase.
“Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken decisive steps towards conquering the corona crisis by launching the biggest vaccination campaign not only in India but the whole world.”
In the first phase, it has been resolved to bring the vaccine to three crore people,” Mr Singh tweeted, along with the hashtag #LargestVaccineDrive
“The whole country is appreciative of the scientists who have played a role in preparing India’s indigenous vaccine against corona.
“The persistence and determination with which Prime Minister Modi steered the country, right from the creation of the vaccine to the inoculation campaign, no matter how much we praise him for this, it will not be enough,” he added.
The first person to get the vaccination in Indore fighting against COVID-19 was healthcare worker Asha Pawar.
She was vaccinated at MY Hospital. AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, at Delhi also received the COVID-19 vaccine.