The Health Ministry on Saturday said that a total of 1,65,714 beneficiaries were vaccinated across India on the first day of the coronavirus vaccination drive. "COVID-19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1. No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far," it stated during a press briefing. Over 16,755 vaccinators were involved in the process, the ministry added.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that his turn for getting COVID-19 vaccine shot will come when people aged above 50 years are being vaccinated. "A debate has started that why are people's representatives not taking vaccine," said Vardhan, adding, "If people's representatives [took] the vaccine first, then people would've said these leaders have protected themselves first."
The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that a total of 1,91,181 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 in 3,352 sessions on day one of India's nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. The earlier number of 1,65,714 beneficiaries was recorded till 5:30 pm today. Frontline and health care workers across the country are being administered the vaccine in Phase 1 of vaccination drive.