New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: At least 1,91,181 healthcare beneficiaries received COVID-19 jab on Saturday across India, marking it as a historic and biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. About 16,755 total vaccinators involved across India during the COVID vaccination drive. There was no post adverse event reported after the vaccination was administered to the people.

"Total vaccinators involved across India were 16,755. Total beneficiaries vaccinated across India--1,65,714. COVID19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1. No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far," said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry.

Since it was the first day of vaccination, a few issues came up like delay in uploading beneficiary list at some session sites and healthcare workers vaccinated though not scheduled for today's session. Resolutions were provided for both the issues, the Union Health Ministry stated.

Here are the Highlights from the COVID-19 Vaccination Drive:

7:15 pm: Total vaccinators involved across India were 16,755. Total beneficiaries vaccinated across India-1,65,714: Health Ministry

7:11 pm: Odisha Govt to halt #COVID19Vaccination tomorrow to observe those who took vaccine today. Pradipta Mohapatra, Addl Chief Secy (Health), says, "We want to observe those who took the vaccine. From Monday, it'll continue till completion of vaccination of all 3.28 Lakh health workers."

7:08 pm: COVID19 vaccination drive was successful on Day 1. No case of post-vaccination hospitalisation reported so far: Health Ministry

7:05 pm: Serum Institute of India produced COVISHIELD was supplied to all States/UTs. Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN was supplied to 12 States. Total 3351 sessions held across the country with both the vaccines: Health Ministry on COVID19 vaccine roll-out

7:00 pm: If people's representatives would have taken the vaccine first, then people would have said that these leaders have protected themselves first of all. So, we should not get worried about such discussions: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

6:55 pm: A debate has started that why are Health Ministers or people's representatives not taking vaccine. I was asked that why am I not taking vaccine? I told them that I'll wait for my turn, which will come when people above 50 yrs of age will be administered vaccine: Dr Harsh Vardhan

6:45 pm: There's a small section that is spreading rumours about vaccines, their utility, their safety, to mislead the people in society. But such a large number of people received vaccines today with great joy & enthusiasm, eminent doctors received the vaccine: Union Health Minister

6:40 pm: 3,129 healthcare workers of the Indian Army received the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine today: Army Officials

6:30 pm: Today is perhaps the day of tremendous relief for all of us in the past year: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at video conferencing with Health Ministers of all States & UTs

6:20 pm: The vaccines have been presented before the country like 'Sanjeevani' for us, in the fight against #COVID19. The fight was gradually heading towards victory, now it seems almost definite that the step towards victory will be taken quickly: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

6:10 pm: To further speed this up, our scientists developed 2 indigenous vaccines with the support of our scientists, doctors, researchers, vaccine manufacturing industry & citizens of India who volunteered for clinical trials to make research of scientists successful: Dr Harsh Vardhan

6:00 pm: We received success to an extent in our fight against #COVID19, in one yr. Data in last 3-4 months, our recovery & fatality rate indicate that we were gradually heading towards victory against COVID: Union Health Min at video conferencing with Health Ministers of all States & UTs

5:45 pm: Covid warriors received COVID-19 vaccine shots at Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt today. Vaccination conducted at Army Hospital (R&R), Armed Forces Clinic and Base Hospital: Indian Army

5:30 pm: Lalmuanpuii, a health care worker received the first shot of COVID19 vaccine at Aizawl Civil Hospital, earlier today

5:00 pm: Punjab: Health workers received #COVID19 vaccine jabs at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana, earlier today. "We're lucky to have received the vaccine first. People should be scared of COVID19, not #COVID19 vaccine," a health worker said

4:45 pm: West Bengal: A Kolkata Police personnel received COVID-19 vaccine shot at Kolkata Medical College and Hospital today

4:30 pm: CM has requested Govt of India to supply adequate no. of vaccines for not only the frontline workers but also for all people of the state. CM feels that people of the state should get vaccines free of cost. If needed, the State might bear the financial burden: Govt of West Bengal.

4:15 pm: Watch

4:00 pm: I am feeling absolutely fine after receiving the vaccine shot. Will take another dose after 28 days. I'd urge people to come up & take the vaccine: Priyanka Maitra Karwk, the first lady doctor who got vaccinated at Medical College, Kolkata

3:40 pm: Jharkhand: Chief Minister Hemant Soren visits COVID19 vaccination site at Sadar Hospital in Ranchi "A number of doctors, health and sanitation workers have been vaccinated today. There are 48 vaccination centres in the state," says CM.

3:30 pm: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, visited the COVID19 vaccination site at Sir Gangaram Hospital in Delhi, today

3:20 pm: Tamil Nadu: Health workers receive #COVID19 vaccine shots in presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami at Chennai's Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital today.

3:10 pm: Vaccines have been approved only after testing. I say this confidently that the vaccines will benefit everyone: G Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs, in Hyderabad

3:00 pm: I request people to not say such things. Medicines tested in other countries are considered good but when our scientists toil & develop made in India medicines, people view it like that. I request not to discuss things like this: MoS Home on doubts over efficacy of #CovidVaccine

2:45 pm: Dr Katyayani Sharma, Chief Medical Officer & Dr Skalzang Angmo, Asst Commandant were administered #CovidVaccine in Ladakh today "Under the campaign initiated by Centre, we've been administered the first #Covishield vaccine. It's safe & we feel healthy," said Dr Katyayani Sharma.

2:30 pm: Leh: The soldiers of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) deployed at forward posts were administered the Covid-19 vaccination today. "Today, we received the corona vaccine at Sector Hospital in Ladakh. There were no side-effects and I feel good," said a soldier

2:15 pm: Everyone was eagerly waiting for this day. Finally, the vaccine is out. Vaccination would take place at 167 booths... It would take one to one-and-half-a-year to vaccinate everyone. Until then, we need to continue to follow COVID related protocols: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

2:00 pm: Maharashtra: Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the vaccination centre at BKC Jumbo COVID19 hospital in Mumbai and witnessed the vaccine administration today.

1:51 pm: Safety proven without doubt on thousands & thousands of individuals. We should respect the scientific processes that unfolded in extremely different, difficult & unusual circumstances. Today 2 great vaccines are available. Whatever vaccine you're allotted, please take it: VK Paul

1:49 pm: Phase 3 trial still going on. Phase 3 trial of even Pfizer, Moderna is still going on but look at the data, benefits are overwhelming compared to risk. World has decided to move forward, take benefit & ensure what's needed in this stage: Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog

1:47 pm: Please embrace it and show to the world faith in your own products, in your own science, own technology and faith in the regulatory system and faith in the govt - both Central & in States: Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog

1:45 pm: Today we've demonstrated that we can be 'aatmanirbhar' in protecting people of India, in a frontline technology like creating vaccines over a short period of time. We have two made in India vaccines licensed today, both are great vaccines: Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog

1:43 pm: Many imminent doctors have raised questions with regard to the efficacy & safety of COVAXIN with govt saying that people will not be able to choose as to which vaccine they would like to take. This goes against the entire doctrine of informed consent. If the vaccine is so safe & reliable & efficacy of the vaccine is beyond question then how is it that not a single functionary of the government has stepped forward to get themselves vaccinated as it has happened in other countries around the world?: Congress MP Manish Tewari

1:40 pm: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat witnesses vaccine administration and interacts with the beneficiaries at Doon Medical College in Dehradun.

1:35 pm: Andhra Pradesh: The Covid-19 vaccination drive begins at General Hospital in Vijayawada.

1:30 pm: Watch

1:25 pm: I want to reassure everyone that the vaccine is safe. It is efficacious. We have to vaccinate a huge number of people & therefore we can't start being very choosy. We must have confidence in our researchers, scientists & regulatory authorities: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

1:20 pm: We've started the world's largest vaccination programme & we are very confident that it will be a smooth programme & we will be able to vaccinate a very huge number of people. It is the beginning of the end as far as the pandemic is concerned: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

1:10 pm: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth witnesses COVID-19 vaccine administration at Balrampur hospital in Lucknow. "102 health workers would receive the vaccine at the hospital today, out of which 15 people have been given so far & everyone of them are totally fine," he says.

1:00 pm: This is a historic day. We are working to successfully carry out the first phase of the vaccination drive within the deadline & then complete the second phase to make a healthy Jammu and Kashmir. We need to continue following Covid protocols: J&K Governor Manoj Sinha

12:40 pm: Scientists & doctors have said that the vaccine is safe. Even the Queen of England has had it, she is 93-years-old, her husband who is 99-years-old has had it. So, what is the fear? There is no fear: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

12:35 pm: I am very happy that the Covid-19 vaccination drive has begun, we have started with the health workers & it will gradually come down to other people. I've written to the PM to request free vaccine for the lower-income group: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

12:20 pm: Maharashtra: BJP workers celebrate and burn an effigy of coronavirus in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai as the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive begins.

12:10 pm: This is probably the biggest immunisation campaign against COVID anywhere in the world. India has tremendous experience in handling such issues. We have already eradicated polio and smallpox: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

12:06 pm: I would like to congratulate PM Narendra Modi & the people of India for the landmark launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive today. We hope it comes as an answer to pacify all the sufferings we have endured this pandemic: Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering

12:02 pm: Odisha: Former AIIMS Director and Vice-Chancellor of SOA University, Dr Ashok Mohapatra receives the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at SUM hospital in Bhubaneswar.

11:55 am: Gujarat: The Covid-19 vaccination drive begins at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad in presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani & Deputy CM Nitin Patel.

11:50 am: Jammu and Kashmir: The Covid-19 vaccination drive begins at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar. "I am happy. I volunteered to get the first jab to encourage others so that others can also benefit from the vaccine," said a volunteer.

11:45 am: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan shows a dose of COVAXIN developed by Bharat Biotech at AIIMS, Delhi as the first phase of vaccination begins across the country.

11:38 am: Watch

11:31 am: I am very happy and satisfied today. We have been fighting against COVID-19 in PM's leadership for the last one year. This vaccine will work as a 'sanjeevani' in the fight against COVID-19, which has entered the final stage: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

11:25 am: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria receives COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS, Delhi.

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11:20 am: Delhi: A sanitation worker becomes the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan is also present

11:18 am: India is among the few countries which despite hardships, provided medicines & medical help to over 150 countries around the world. Whether it is paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine, or testing equipment, India has made every possible effort to save people of other countries: PM Modi

11:14 am: Today, when we've developed our own vaccine, the world is looking at India with hope. As our vaccination drive will move forward, other countries of world will benefit from it. India's vaccine & our production capability must be used for human interest, this is our commitment: PM

11:12 am: Start of vaccination does not mean people should stop following the Covid protocols of wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. We must take another vow - Dawai bhi, Kadaai bhi: PM Modi during the launch of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive

11:08 am: In the fight against Corona, we've set an example for the world at many steps. When countries left their citizens, stuck in China amidst this pandemic, on their own, India stepped up & evacuated not only Indians but also people of other nations under Vande Bharat mission: PM Modi

11:03 am: Watch

10:58 am: This disease kept people away from their families. The mothers cried for their children & had to stay away. People could not meet their elderly admitted at hospitals. We could not bid adieu to those with proper rituals who died due to corona: PM Modi

10:53 am: Today when we take a look at the last year, we realise that we have learnt a lot as a person, a family and as a nation: PM Narendra Modi

10:50 am: Such a vaccination drive at such a massive scale was never conducted in history. There are over 100 countries having less than 3 crore population & India is administering vaccination to 3 crore people in the first phase only. In the second phase, we've to take this number to 30 crores: PM

10:43 am: I request you not to make the mistake of taking off the mask and not maintaining social distancing after getting the first dose because immunity develops after the second dose: PM Narendra Modi

10:41 am: I want to remind people of the country that two doses of the Corona vaccine are very important. Experts have said that there should be a gap of one month between both vaccinations: PM Narendra Modi

10:39 am: Normally, it takes many years to make a vaccine but in such a short span of time, not one, but two 'Made in India' vaccines are ready. Meanwhile, the work on other vaccines is progressing at a fast pace: PM Narendra Modi

10:36 am: Everyone was asking as to when the vaccine will be available. It is available now. I congratulate all the countrymen on this occasion: PM Narendra Modi

10:32 am: Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reaches AIIMS to witness the launch of the vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

10:30 am: PM Modi launches nation-wide COVID-19 vaccination drive via video conference

10:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch the pan-India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive shortly, through video conference.

10:00 am: West Bengal: The staff of SSKM Medical College & Hospital in Kolkata gets ready for the launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive.

9:55 am: Watch

9:50 am: Maharashtra: With Arti thalis and sweets, the staff of Cooper hospital in Mumbai wait to welcome the beneficiaries

9:35 am: Bihar: Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna has been decorated with flowers and balloons ahead of the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.

9:25 am: Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will witness the launch of COVID-19 vaccination programme at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital today. "Doctors, nursing and sanitation staff will be given vaccine today," says Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of the hospital.

9:10 am: Uttar Pradesh: BHU Hospital in Varanasi decorated with balloons ahead of Covid-19 vaccine drive. "Covid protocols will be strictly followed and vaccination will be administered to people in slots to avoid crowding," said Dr NP Singh, Additional CMO of BHU.

9:00 am: Delhi: Visuals from COVID-19 vaccination centre at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will visit AIIMS to witness the launch of the vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 10.30 am

8:45 am: Telangana: Area Hospital, Nampally in Hyderabad has been decorated with flowers and balloons ahead of the start of the first phase of nation-wide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

8:15 am: Also Read | COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs: What are the side effects? Am I eligible? All your queries answered here as inoculation drive kicks off from today

8:05 am: The vaccination programme in the country will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real-time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine.

7:55 am: In the national capital Delhi, the drive will be launched from the state-run LNJP Hospital by Chief Minister Kejriwal and Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Healthcare workers will get the jab in a total of 81 centres. 

7:45 am: Also Read | Nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive to begin on Saturday: All you need to know

7:30 am: India to begin a nationwide vaccination drive against #COVID19 today, to be launched by PM Narendra Modi at 10:30 am via video conferencing. One of the world's biggest vaccination programmes aimed at inoculating 3 crore health and other frontline workers first, it will use shots manufactured in India - one developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, the other by Bharat Biotech with the country's top clinical research body.

7:10 am: In the first phase of vaccination that begins on January 16 at 150 centres in the state, 4.16 lakh health workers will be vaccinated. In the first week, 57,000 health workers will be vaccinated & 50,000 in the second week: Dr Prabhuram Choudhary, Madhya Pradesh Health Minister.

7:05 am: We have selected 11 institutions as the launch stations for tomorrow. We have distributed vaccines at all the centres. We have trained the staff and are maintaining all the COVID protocols at every centre: District Medical Officer, Thiruvananthapuram

7:00 am: Apart from Victoria Hospital, we have identified 6 other sites for launch of COVID vaccination drive tomorrow. We have sent vaccines to each vaccination site & have sent a message to beneficiaries receiving vaccine: Special Commissioner, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

6:55 am: COVID19 vaccination drive to be held at 77 immunisation sites in Haryana: State Government

6:50 am: Karnataka | We have 8 COVID vaccination centres in Kalaburagi. All arrangements have been made. We have received around 11,000 vaccines and have 21,000 healthcare workers registered in the district: Deputy Commissioner, Kalaburagi.

6:45 am: COVID19 vaccination will be conducted at 7 sites in Jabalpur today. 24,000 healthcare workers have been identified for vaccination in the first phase. In the second phase, frontline workers will be vaccinated: Jabalpur Collector Karmveer Sharma, Madhya Pradesh

6:40 am: West Bengal: State govt officials inspect SSKM hospital in Kolkata for preparation of COVID vaccination drive "It will begin at 207 centres vaccinating 100 people each. Around 20,000 healthcare workers to be vaccinated," says Narayan Swaroop Nigam, Principal Health Secretary.

6:35 am: Chhattisgarh has received 3.23 lakh vaccine doses so far. 2.67 lakh beneficiaries registered till now. Vaccination will begin at 97 sites in the state today: Dr Priyanka Shukla, Director, National Health Mission, Chattisgarh

6:30 am: Three sites have been chosen here- 2 in urban & 1 in rural. 100 people to be vaccinated at each site. The vaccine will be sent to centres today morning, says Dr Mankirat Kaur, Nodal Officer, COVID19 contact tracing, Panchkula district.

6:25 am: Himachal Pradesh: COVID vaccine arrives in Dharamshala ahead of vaccination drive starting today. "100 people each will be vaccinated at four vaccination centres in Kangra. We are aiming to vaccinate all 28,000 healthcare & frontline workers by March 31," says an official

6:20 am: Chhattisgarh: Preparations underway at JLN Medical College, Raipur ahead of the launch of COVID19 vaccination drive today. 

6:15 am: Vaccination will be conducted at 65 centres including 23 district hospitals & 7 medical colleges tomorrow onwards. We'll be vaccinating 1.9 lakh healthcare workers in the first phase. First few vaccines will be given to 12 medical professionals: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

6:10 am: On 16th January, Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur will launch the vaccination process in Union Territory of Ladakh. In Leh District, there will be 17 vaccination centres while in Kargil vaccine doses will be given at 23 Centres: Ladakh administration

6:00 am: Maharashtra: A vaccination centre in Nagpur is all set for the world's biggest COVID vaccination drive to be conducted tomorrow. "We have deployed two teams comprising 5 members each. We will be vaccinating 100 people each day who are registered on the database," says an official.

The vaccination programme in the country will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, which will facilitate real time information of vaccine stocks, storage temperature and individualized tracking of beneficiaries for COVID-19 vaccine. This digital platform will assist programme managers across all levels while conducting vaccination sessions. A dedicated 24x7 call centre - 1075 - has also been established for addressing the queries related to Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine rollout and the Co-WIN software.


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