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PM to launch world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the roll out of the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination program on Saturday morning through video conferencing.

This pan India vaccination drive against the Coronavirus pandemic will cover the entire length and breadth of the country.

A total of three thousand six vaccination centers across all States and Union Territories will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each center on the inaugural day.

This programme would start off by first vaccinating priority groups like Health Care workers. Health care workers both in government and private sectors would be vaccinated first-Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) workers, known as ‘Aaganwadi Sahayika’ will receive the vaccine during this phase.

A dedicated 24×7 call centre-1075 has also been set up for addressing the queries related to COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-WIN software.

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