Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the world’s largest vaccination drive through a video conferencing session while addressing the frontline workers of the nation. The vaccination is planned to be carried out by the two made in India vaccines named “Covishield” by Serum Institute of India and “Covaxin” by the home based Bharat Biotech.
Congratulations to all the citizens of India for the launch of India’s #LargestVaccineDrive today. #IndiaFightsCorona @PIB_India @MIB_India pic.twitter.com/zdNMUe4h8E— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) January 16, 2021
Here are few key highlights from the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi;
A few minutes from here, India 🇮🇳 will witness the World’s #LargestVaccineDrive, on this occasion I would like to congratulate the citizens of India: Prime Minister @narendramodi #CoronaVaccine #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/Q1tjKxoRNh— PIB India (@PIB_India) January 16, 2021
Today, many of those scientists who had been involved in making vaccine against #Corona for the past several months deserve special praise. In such a short time, India has developed not one, but two Made in India vaccines: PM @narendramodi— PIB India (@PIB_India) January 16, 2021
Mask, Do Gaz Doori and Cleanliness are very important during and after the vaccination; Earlier I used to say ‘दवाई नहीं तो ढिलाई नहीं’, but now I am saying again ‘दवाई भी और कड़ाई भी’: Prime Minister @narendramodi #LargestVaccineDrive pic.twitter.com/TGYcS48vLT— PIB India (@PIB_India) January 16, 2021
AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria also became the part of the nationwide vaccination drive on its very first day.
#LargestVaccineDrive— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 16, 2021
Dr. Randeep Guleria receives COVID-19 vaccine shot at AIIMS, Delhi.@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @AshwiniKChoubey @PIB_India @mygovindia @COVIDNewsByMIB @CovidIndiaSeva pic.twitter.com/qhSZ7FZbAs
Around 100 people in each of the 3,006 centres spread across the country will be receiving the first shot of their vaccination against the Covid-19. The government of India has given priority to the 30 million health workers and other front line workers, followed by nearly 270 million senior citizens and the high-risk individuals.