Indian hesitancy sets back world's biggest Covid vaccination drive

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Low uptake fuelled by fears over safety of vaccine and spread of misinformation

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India’s Covid-19 vaccine drive has been hampered by turnout as low as 22% in some states, as fears over the safety of the vaccine and the spread of misinformation has fuelled widespread hesitancy.

On Saturday, India launched the world’s largest vaccination programme as it began the massive task of vaccinating its 1.3 billion citizens against coronavirus.

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