Coronavirus India Update: 1.65 Lakh Indians Get Vaccinated On Day One
People wait in queue to enter vaccination centre at Mumbai's Nair Hospital. (Photographer: Vijay Sartape/BloombergQuint)

Coronavirus India Update: 1.65 Lakh Indians Get Vaccinated On Day One

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Vaccination Update: Day One

A total of 1.65 lakh Indian citizens received Covid-19 vaccines on the first day of the vaccination drive, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday evening.

The number of personnel involved in the drive stood at 16,755. “No cases of post vaccination hospitalisation has been reported so far, said Manohar Agnani, additional secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Over 16,000 beneficiaries were vaccinated in Andhra Pradesh and Bihar while 15,727 received their vaccine shot in Maharashtra, while the count in Uttar Pradesh stood at 15,975.

Covaxin Concerns

The Resident Doctors' Association (RDA) of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on Saturday requested the medical superintendent to vaccinate them with Oxford Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covishield.’

In a letter to the medical superintendent, the association said that the resident doctors were a bit apprehensive about Covaxin and might not participate in the immunisation drive in large numbers, thus defeating the purpose of the exercise which began in the country on Saturday.

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Also read: Mumbai Prepares to Vaccinate 50,000 People Daily, Build Storage

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