PM Modi to launch vaccine drive, shots for 3 lakh on day 1: Center

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Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the nationwide Covid vaccination drive on Saturday, a top official said today. Some 3 lakh people will receive shots on the first day, VK Paul, member of plan body NITI Aayog said. “PM Modi will be beginning the vaccination program. The details are being worked out,” Mr. Paul told on the launch of one of the world’s largest vaccination programs two days later. The vaccination drive will begin with 3,000 sites on Saturday. Each center will inoculate 100 people a day to begin with. “As the program progresses, it will be ramped up to 5,000 sites and more,” Mr Paul said.