India approves AstraZeneca and local COVID vaccines, roll out seen soon - Reuters.
The decisions mark the first vaccine approvals in India, which after the United States has recorded the most infections of the novel coronavirus, and could enable the country to source vaccines locally.
India is expected to start a massive immunisation programme within about a week, and hopes to inoculate 300 million of its 1.35 billion people free of charge in the first six to eight months of this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the approvals.
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