The world’s biggest inoculation programme against the novel coronavirus infection began as India has started vaccinating its high-risk healthcare workers. It was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by video conference.
Addressing the nation, PM Narendra Modi said, “Everyone was waiting for this day with bated breath. Everyone kept asking when will the vaccine come. Its here and in a short span of time. In some minutes from now, the worlds biggest vaccination drive is to begin.”
“Such a big vaccination drive hasnt been conducted in history. Look at the figures in the first phase. 3 crore. We have to take it to 30 crore in the second phase. America, China and India are the only 3 countries in the world with a population of over 30cr. Hence the vaccination drive in India is so huge. This shows our strength and capability.”
The PM added, “When our scientists and experts were satisfied with the safety of Made in India vaccines, they gave their approval. Citizens should stay away from propaganda, misinformation and rumours,” PM Modi said.
“Its important to take doses. Don’t make the mistake of taking one dose and then forgetting about dose two. Listen to the experts about the gap to be kept. Two weeks after the second dose, will you build immunity against coronavirus. I appeal to you not to forget coronavirus appropriate behaviour after getting the dose. The patience with which you fought coronavirus, show the same patience during vaccination now,” said PM Modi .