The long battle against coronavirus starts to see an end as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched vaccination drive at 10.30 am. A total of 3,006 vaccination centres across all states and union territories will be virtually connected and with 100 beneficiaries getting the shots at each site on the first day. “Everyone was asking as to when the vaccine will be available. It is available now. I congratulate all the countrymen on this occasion,” said PM Modi. The immunisation drive begins with healthcare workers, both in government and private sectors, getting the shots. CoWIN, short for Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network, is an online platform meant to facilitate real-time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualised tracking of beneficiaries for Covid-19 vaccine.