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Ministry of Health & Family Welfare


Covid Warriors

The  Government of India launched the largest vaccine drive in the world on 16th January 2021, to combat the pandemic. The drive was scaled-up in phases and first covered the Healthcare Workers and Frontline Workers who were most at risk from the pandemic. The challenge was not only demographic but was also in terms of reaching the vaccination across the country, across varied topographies, and many times to hitherto unreached areas. The credit goes to the team of Healthcare Workers who took it upon themselves to ensure that everyone was covered. It was not an easy task as deep-rooted hesitancy had to be overcome and rampant myths about vaccination had to be countered. This story of India’s COVID warriors is one such story of a team of Community Healthcare Workers covering miles and miles across hills and rivers, to reach remote communities and ensure that no one was left behind in the vaccination drive. 

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