Another landmark in India's vaccine drive - more than 3.17 crore vaccinated in 59 days
Its been 59 days since the government rolled out the covid vaccine and more than 3.17 crore vaccinations have been administered. In an environment where a lot of people are speculative about whether to take the vaccine or not, this number is a highlight of the fact that a lot of citizens are taking the jabs. The vaccine is given in two doses with a gap of 28 days between them.
The government of India is daily updating the number of vaccines given per day to the people through official Twitter handles. Initially, the drive was carried out for the frontline workers (police, nurses, hospital staff, etc) and doctors. In phase two, people aging 60+ and people aging 45>60 with comorbidities are being vaccinated.
Citizens can get themselves registered online and select a convenient vaccination centre near them. The government hospitals are not charging anything for the vaccine. Whereas, private hospitals are charging 250/- from the people. Even after getting vaccinated, one should follow all the covid protocols that include wearing masks, maintaining social distance and sanitising hand frequently.
Several Indian political leaders received the covid vaccine jab and took to social media to share pictures and encourage people in taking the vaccine too. Among other Indian leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Assam State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad have taken the COVID-19 vaccine.
The government of India is updating the citizens about the daily progress of the vaccination drive through their official social media handles.