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More than 200,000 people were vaccinated against on the first day of India’s nationwide vaccination drive on Saturday, the country’s Health Ministry announced in a release on Sunday.

According to the ministry, the total is “much higher than many other countries such as the USA, the UK, and France.”

As of Sunday, India has vaccinated a total of 224,301 people, and to date 447 adverse events following immunization have been reported, of which three patients were hospitalized.

“Protocols are in place for reporting, immediate case management at vaccination session site, transportation and hospitalization, and further care of such cases,” the release added.

Indian Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Sunday congratulated states on a successful rollout.

“Our Prime Minister has been in constant contact with the state chief ministers … we have developed a common timeline and plan according to which we are all working … we need to stick to the plan to meet our targets,” Vardhan said.

India has reported more than 10.5 million cases, including 152,419 deaths, according to the Health Ministry on Monday.

sourced via cnn.it

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