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India readies nationwide COVID vaccination drive with airlift

Air India and private airlines join transport effort ahead of Jan. 16 rollout

Indian budget carrier SpiceJet said the airline carried close to 4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines weighing around 11 tons on the first day of shipments. (Photo courtesy of the company)

NEW DELHI -- As India prepares to launch what it calls the world's biggest vaccination drive on Saturday, its airlines on Tuesday began transporting Covishield around the country. The shot is one of two COVID-19 vaccines granted emergency approval by the country's drug regulator earlier this month.

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