India became the first country to begin the world’s largest covid-19 inoculation program.

The inoculation drive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against coronavirus.

The Indian President, paid tribute to those first to be given the jabs, following United States India is the second in the world to record highest number of COVID-19.

According to BBC report, millions of doses of Covishield and covaxin were shipped across the Indian nation.

Around 10 million health workers will be vaccinated in the first round followed by policemen, soldiers, municipal, and front-line employees.

India gave green light to two vaccines, Covishield (Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine, UK) and Covaxin (Bharat Biotech, India).

The regulator and the manufacturer said the vaccine is safe and its efficacy date would be available by February 2021, BBC reported.

2 vaccine doses will be given to the public 28 apart, the second dose is the booster, body immunization will begin after the first jab and reaches to full effect in 14 days.

Patients who received the vaccines will be tracked electronically in real-time.

After getting the jabs voluntary, recipients will be a certificate of vaccination following completion of the whole process.

India currently has 10 million registered COVID-19 cases, the second-highest number of infections after the US.

This comes as COVID-19 global death toll, surpassed 2 million people, as nations across the globe are trying to tackle the virus from further spread.

The world reached 1 million deaths from coronavirus in 9 months, but 2 million deaths were reported just after three months, a sharp increase in the fatalities, Reuters reported.

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.