India kicks off large Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday, Jan. 16

India kicks off large Covid-19 vaccination drive on Saturday, Jan. 16

Bangalore Airport employees switch carton bins containing vials of Covishield vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India in Bangalore, India

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Bangalore Airport employees switch carton bins containing vials of Covishield vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India in Bangalore, India, Jan. 12, 2021.

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SINGAPORE — India is gearing up for one of many largest mass vaccination workout routines on the planet beginning Saturday.

The South Asian nation plans to inoculate some 300 million people, or greater than 20% of its 1.three billion inhabitants, in opposition to Covid-19 within the first part of the train.

Indian airways have began delivering the primary doses of vaccines to Delhi and different main cities, together with Kolkata, Ahmedabad and tech hub Bengaluru, tweeted Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri earlier this week.

Precedence for the pictures will probably be given to health-care and different frontline employees — an estimated 30 million individuals. That may be adopted by these above 50 years of age and different youthful, high-risk people.

The rollout will contain shut collaboration between the central authorities and states.

India has additionally developed a digital portal known as Co-WIN Vaccine Supply Administration System. It can present real-time info on “vaccine shares, their storage temperature and individualized monitoring of beneficiaries,” in response to the well being ministry.

India has a protracted historical past of immunization campaigns … and can depend on this experience to distribute…



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