New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-off the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16. He will also officially launch the Co-WIN app on the same day, reported India Today TV.
The decision to launch India’s vaccination drive was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of COVID-19 situation and vaccine preparedness.
“After the detailed review, it was decided that in view of the forthcoming festivals including Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magh Bihu, etc, the Covid-19 vaccination will start from January 16, 2021,” a government statement had said earlier.
“Emergency Use Authorisation or Accelerated Approval has been granted by the National Regulator for Covishield and Covaxin, which have established safety and immunogenicity,” the government said.