Coronavirus vaccination: A medic administers first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker.
India begins today a nationwide vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase.
A total of 3006 session sites across all states and union territories will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day, the union health ministry has said.
In the first phase government and private sector health care workers including Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) workers, will receive the vaccine in the first phase.
Here are the images of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive:
Serum institute CEO Adar Poonawalla receives jab of the vaccine.
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria receives COVID-19 vaccine jab.
A sanitation worker becomes the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is also present.
A doctor gestures with others as he receives a coronavirus vaccine at the Urban Primary Health Centre in Kolkata.
Healthcare workers and hospital stand at the entrance of a COVID-19 vaccination centre, at the Max hospital amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New Delhi.
A healthcare worker reacts as he receives an AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign, at a medical centre in Mumbai.
Puspa Kumari has become the first in Andhra Pradesh to receive the vaccine.
A medical worker inoculates Vidya Thakur (R), medical dean of the Rajawadi Hospital, with a coronavirus vaccine at the hospital in Mumbai.
The Centre has planned to vaccinate around 3 lakh healthcare workers at 2,934 session sites on the first day of the inoculation drive.