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How world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive is rolling out in various states

India will administer shots to three crore frontline workers in phase one. There are 3,006 session sites across the country, where 100 beneficiaries each will be given either of India’s two indigenous vaccines, Covaxin or Covishield. Every beneficiary will need to receive two doses of the same vaccine, 28 days apart.

Jan 16, 2021, 3:34 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive, the world’s largest inoculation exercise against the novel coronavirus. We bring you Covid-19 vaccination drive from different locations across the country.

 

Delhi: A sanitation worker became the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS, Delhi. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was also present.

 

Maharashtra: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the vaccination centre at BKC Jumbo COVID19 hospital. Dr Anand Sude in DY Patil Hospital in Navi Mumbai was the first Covid-19 vaccine beneficiary.

 

Karnataka: A sanitation worker named Nagarathna was the first to receive the Covid-19 jab. In Bengaluru CM Yediyurappa and other ministers greeted her with flowers. Dr Asma Tabassum was the first health worker to get the shot.

 

Gujarat: Vaccination drive began at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad in presence of CM Vijay Rupani.

 

Rajasthan: AIIMS director Sanjeev Mishra and CMHO Balwant Manda received the vaccination shot in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

 

Tamil Nadu: Dr K Senthil, president of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors Association was the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine as CM K Palaniswami inaugurated the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Tamil Nadu at the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai.