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India is counting on a mass coronavirus inoculation effort combined with the shipping of domestically-manufactured vaccines to other countries in a bid to eliminate the threat of COVID-19 to its people.   © Nikkei montage/Source photos by Getty Images
Asia Insight

India pushes COVID shots in two-pronged effort at home and abroad

But supply and other issues pose challenge to domestic rollout for 300 million

KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writer | India

NEW DELHI -- Filled with optimism and anxiety, health care providers lined up to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine injections at a government hospital in the Indian capital on Jan. 16, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a massive immunization drive aimed at inoculating 300 million people.

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