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India's COVID-19 vaccination drive was expanded on March 1 to include senior citizens, and those aged 45-59 who have co-mobordities.

March 04, 2021 / 03:46 PM IST
India's COVID-19 vaccination drive was expanded on March 1 to include senior citizens, and those aged 45-59 who have co-mobordities. Many central and state-level ministers, and political leaders have taken the vaccine. PM Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and many Union Ministers have taken their first doses of a vaccine against COVID-19. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also took their jabs on March 1.(Image: AP)
India's COVID-19 vaccination drive was expanded on March 1 to include senior citizens and those aged 45-59 who have co-morbidities. Many central and state-level ministers, political and business leaders have taken the vaccine. PM Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, and many Union Ministers have taken their first doses of a vaccine against COVID-19. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also took their jabs on March 1. (Image: AP)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@nsitharaman)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@nsitharaman)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in Delhi on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@CMODelhi)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in Delhi on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@CMODelhi)
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@prahladspatel)
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Delhi on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@prahladspatel)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Shimla on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@ANI)
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Shimla on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@ANI)
Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@manojsinha_)
Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@manojsinha_)
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Tirath Ram Shah Hospital on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@DDNewslive)
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Tirath Ram Shah Hospital on March 4. (Image: Twitter/@DDNewslive)
President Ram Nath Kovind receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at RR Hospital. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
President Ram Nath Kovind receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at RR Hospital. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Fortis Escorts hospital in Okhla, Delhi on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Fortis Escorts hospital in Okhla, Delhi on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Former cricketer Kapil Dev received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Fortis Hospital on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Former cricketer Kapil Dev received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Fortis Hospital on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Thiruvananthapuram on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Thiruvananthapuram on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and his wife Lakshmi Puri took their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Kaushambi on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and his wife Lakshmi Puri took their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Kaushambi on March 3. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his first dose of vaccine against the COVID-19 disease at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi on March 1. He was given a shot Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, and urged those eligible to get inoculated. (Image: Twitter/ @narendramodi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his first dose of vaccine against the COVID-19 disease at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Delhi on March 1. He was given a shot of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN and urged those eligible to get inoculated. (Image: Twitter/ @narendramodi)
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said he took first dose of the vaccine at Government Medical College, Chennai on March 1. Image: Twitter/@VPSecretariat)
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said he took his first dose of the vaccine at Government Medical College, Chennai on March 1. (Image: Twitter/@VPSecretariat)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said he got his first dose of COVAXIN on March 1. He tweeted that he “felt secure, will travel safely.” (Image: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said he got his first dose of COVAXIN on March 1. He tweeted that he “felt secure, will travel safely.” (Image: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)
Home Minister Amit Shah was administered the first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram. (File photo)
Home Minister Amit Shah was administered the first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram. (File photo)
Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy, who is Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, got their doses of COVISHIELD vaccine at Narayana Hrudalaya, Bengaluru. COVISHIELD, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII). (Image: Reuters)
Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy, who is Chairperson of Infosys Foundation, got their doses of COVISHIELD vaccine at Narayana Hrudalaya, Bengaluru. COVISHIELD, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII). (Image: Reuters)
Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan took his first dose of COVISHIELD at Narayana Health, Bengaluru on March 1. (Screengrab of video on Twitter/ @CNBCTV18News)
Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan took his first dose of COVISHIELD at Narayana Health, Bengaluru on March 1. (Screengrab of video on Twitter/ @CNBCTV18News)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took their first doses of COVAXIN at the Delhi Heart & Lung Institute. According to ANI, the minister said “Hanuman Ji crossed India to get it, but this 'Sanjeevani' is available at your nearby private and government facility.” (Image: Twitter/ @MoHFW_INDIA)
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took their first doses of COVAXIN at the Delhi Heart & Lung Institute. According to ANI, the minister said “Hanuman Ji crossed India to get it, but this 'Sanjeevani' is available at your nearby private and government facility.” (Image: Twitter/ @MoHFW_INDIA)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took the shot at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna. (Image: Twitter/ @NitishKumar)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a shot at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna. (Image: Twitter/ @NitishKumar)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik got his jab of a vaccine against COVID-19 at the Vidhan Sabha dispensary. He tweeted that he is “grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people,” (Image: Twitter/ @Naveen_Odisha)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik got his jab of a vaccine against COVID-19 at the Vidhan Sabha dispensary. He tweeted that he is “grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people,” (Image: Twitter/ @Naveen_Odisha)
Uday Kotak, CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, took his first dose a vaccine against COVID-19 on March 2. Describing his experience, he tweeted that it was “smooth and no pain." (Image: Twitter/ @udaykotak)
Uday Kotak, CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank, took his first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 on March 2. Describing his experience, he tweeted that it was “smooth and no pain." (Image: Twitter/ @udaykotak)
Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said she got vaccinated at Narayana Health, Bengaluru on March 1. She took a dose of COVISHIELD, and said the experience was “painless no injection related side effects.” (File photo)
Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said she got vaccinated at Narayana Health, Bengaluru on March 1. She took a dose of COVISHIELD, and said the experience was “painless no injection related side effects.” (File photo)
India’s cricket head coach Ravi Shastri received a dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad on March 2. Shastri tweeted that he was “extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team.” (Image: Twitter/ @RaviShastriOfc)
India’s cricket head coach Ravi Shastri received a dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad on March 2. Shastri tweeted that he was “extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team.” (Image: Twitter/ @RaviShastriOfc)
Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir National Conference, received a jab at SKIMS, Srinagar on March 2. In a tweet, his son Omar Abdullah said “My father has a number of health issues including being on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant. If he can get the vaccine, you should as well.” (Image: Twitter/ @OmarAbdullah)
Farooq Abdullah, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and Chairman of the Jammu Kashmir National Conference, received a jab at SKIMS, Srinagar on March 2. In a tweet, his son Omar Abdullah said “My father has a number of health issues including being on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant. If he can get the vaccine, you should as well.” (Image: Twitter/ @OmarAbdullah)
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said he took his first shot at Dalmiya Hospital, Rampur. (Screengrab of video on Twitter/ @naqvimukhtar)
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said he took his first shot at Dalmiya Hospital, Rampur. (Screengrab of video on Twitter/ @naqvimukhtar)
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan received the first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 in Chennai. (Image: Twitter/ @ikamalhaasan)
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan received the first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19 in Chennai. (Image: Twitter/ @ikamalhaasan)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad got a dose of COVAXIN at AIIMS Patna on March 2. He said he “appreciated the good work done by Doctors, nurses and supporting staff.“ (@rsprasad)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad got a dose of COVAXIN at AIIMS Patna on March 2. He said he “appreciated the good work done by Doctors, nurses and supporting staff." (@rsprasad)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at RR Hospital in New Delhi. He tweeted saying, "I salute the efforts of India’s scientists and doctors who developed the Vaccine in a short span of time. I also thank the Doctors and paramedic staff at the RR Hospital for the vaccination. I urge everyone who is eligible to take the vaccine and make India COVID free."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at RR Hospital in New Delhi. He tweeted saying, "I salute the efforts of India’s scientists and doctors who developed the Vaccine in a short span of time. I also thank the Doctors and paramedic staff at the RR Hospital for the vaccination. I urge everyone who is eligible to take the vaccine and make India COVID free."
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first published: Mar 2, 2021 10:39 am

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