Many countries have started vaccination drive against coronavirus. Mexico which has registered 1,556,028 cases of COVID-19 infection and 135,682 deaths from the disease since February 2020 also began the vaccination drive to combat the deadly virus. Some 879 hospitals in Mexico on Wednesday simultaneously began the vaccination.
The vaccination drive follows the delivery on Tuesday of 439,725 doses of the vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech."We are very happy that vaccination has already begun," the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said during his usual morning press conference healthcare workers lined up in an orderly manner to receive the first of the two doses required, at hospitals designated for the treatment of COVID-19 cases. Applying this first round of vaccines was expected to be completed in three days.
Meanwhile, India's vaccination drive against Covid-19 will be launched at around 3,000 sites on January 16 and the number of sites will be ramped up to 5,000 by the end of the month.