New Delhi: The COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India with a health worker from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS) becoming the first person in the country to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers are first in the line to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the government, the shots will be offered first to an estimated one crore healthcare workers and around two crore frontline workers, and then to persons above 50 years of age, followed by persons younger than 50 years of age with associated comorbidities.
The cost of vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers will be borne by the central government.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan was also present during the starting of one of the world’s largest vaccination drive.
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria also received COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS, Delhi.