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India Rolls Up Its Sleeves: PM Modi Flags Off India’s Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

About three crore healthcare and frontline workers will be vaccinated during the first phase of the Covid-19 inoculation drive

January 16, 2021

A medic administrators the first dose of Covishield vaccine to Madhura Patil in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at BKC vaccination unit in Mumbai.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Mumbai.

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Frontline workers after receving the shots of Covishield vaccine, following the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Mumbai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray sanitises his hands before the event of the Virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at BKC vaccination unit in Mumbai.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker in the presence of Health Minister Satyendar Kumar Jain, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.

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A medic prepares the dose of COVID-19 vaccine before giving it to a beneficiary, at Ernakulam Government General Hospital in Kochi.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine to Prof. Dr Sukumar Mukherjee, at NRS hospital, in Kolkata

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Arun Kumar, a frontline health worker and first beneficiary to get vaccinated in the city, during the COVID-19 vaccination drive, at Government Hospital in Chandigarh.

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Health workers wait after receiving the first dose of Covishield vaccine, at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive today.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at MGM Health Care Centre in Chennai.

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A doctor receives the first shot of the Covid Vaccine, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at NRS hospital in Kolkata

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A medic records details of frontline workers during the administering of COVID-19 vaccine at Howrah district Hospital.

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Health workers show victory sign after getting COVID-19 vaccination, following the virtual launch of the vaccine drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital to in New Delhi.

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Dr. Vijay Yewale, a pediatrician and first beneficiary to get vaccinated in the city, shows a victory sign along with medics after receiving the dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at NMMC Hospital in Navi Mumbai.

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Frontline workers after receving the shots of Covishield vaccine, following the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at LNJP hospital in New Delhi.

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Doctors and health workers pose for a photograph at RML Hospital, after the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Government JP hospital in Bhopal.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to Dr Rajesh Sharma, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Civil hospital in Amritsar.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a hospital in Prayagraj.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at LNJP hospital in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the first shot of Covishield vaccine to Dr Digvijay Singh, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Civil hospital in Amritsar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of the pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Doctors and health workers show victory signs as they pose for a photograph at RML Hospital, after the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to Rama Kant Singh, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the RML Hospital in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to Shiv Kumar Choudhary, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at AIIMS in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker in the presence of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Bengaluru.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker in the presence of Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Government Rajaji hospital in Madurai.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker in the presence of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy and other ministers, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

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A medic administers the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of the vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Government Girls School in Gurugram.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a health worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Ajmer.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to Dr Parmindra Sirohi, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Bikaner.

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A health official shows a vaccine dose after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Fortis Escorts Hospital in New Delhi.

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Health workers prepare for the COVID -19 vaccination drive at Fortis Escorts Hospital, in New Delhi.

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Health workers wait at Fortis Escorts Hospital ahead of the COVID -19 vaccination drive in New Delhi.

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Medics and health workers applause for Dr Vidya Thakur after she took the first dose of the Covishield vaccine, following the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai.

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Doctors and health workers take a selfie, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai.

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A nurse fills Covishield dose in an injection before administering to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Rajawadi hospital in Mumbai.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ,at Gauhati Medical College Hospital in Guwahati.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Victoria Hospital in Jabalpur.

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A medic administers the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of the vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna.

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A medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of the vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Calcutta Medical College in Kolkata.

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A health official shows a vaccine dose after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Max Hospital in New Delhi.

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AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria receives first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, after the launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive, at the AIIMS in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at District Hospital in Howrah.

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A medic interacts with a frontline worker after giving him a COVID-19 vaccine shot, following the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Max Hospital in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker in the presence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at AIIMS in New Delhi.

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Health workers stand in a queue outside Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital to get COVID-19 vaccination, after the virtual launch of the vaccine drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi.

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A nurse administers the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, after the launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the AIIMS in New Delhi.

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A nurse administers the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine, after the launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the AIIMS in New Delhi.

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan displays a Covishield vaccine vial, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at AIIMS in New Delhi.

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Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan with AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria and other medics at the AIIMS during the launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi.

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A medic shows a Covishield vaccine dose, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Venutai Chavan Government Hospital in Karad.

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Health workers prepare for the COVID -19 vaccination drive at Yashoda Hospital, in Ghaziabad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launches pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive, in New Delhi.

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Health workers wait at Max Hospital ahead of the COVID -19 vaccination drive in New Delhi.

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Health workers wait at Yashoda Hospital ahead of the COVID -19 vaccination drive, in Ghaziabad.

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Health workers wait at Yashoda Hospital ahead of the COVID -19 vaccination drive, in Ghaziabad.

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Front line workers wait at Yashoda Hospital ahead of the COVID -19 vaccination drive, in Ghaziabad.

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Front line workers wait at Yashoda Hospital ahead of the COVID -19 vaccination drive, in Ghaziabad.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal presents a flower to a medic during the COVID-19 vaccination drive, at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi monitors the COVID-19 vaccination process across the country from his office, in New Delhi.

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A medic administers the dose of Covishield vaccine on Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Pune.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a health center in Visakhapatnam.

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A medic administers the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to a beneficiary in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, after the virtual launch of the vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Balrampur Hospital in Lucknow.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine on Dr. Bilquees Shah, Nodal officer for COVID-19 at JLNM hospital, after the virtual launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Srinagar.

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