One year of Covid vaccination: Challenges, milestones
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India on Sunday completed a year of Covid vaccination in the country. India started the drive on January 16, 2021. In pic, AIIMS director Randeep Guleria being administered a shot of the vaccine in Delhi. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)
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Saroj Bala, a 40-year-old safai karamchari, was the first beneficiary of Covid vaccine at Sector-4 in Panchkula. (Express Photo by Jaipal Singh)
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In this year, there have been many milestones and one such was achieving the mark of 100 crore doses. India achieved this milestone on October 21, 2021, more than nine months since the launch of one of the largest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the world. (PTI)
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Frontline workers risked their lives by going to remote villages to vaccinate people. Responsible for vaccination in six villages that fall under the Lingagiri sub-center in Usoor tehsil of Chhattisgarh, Reeta Fulmadri had to cross more than geographical barriers to vaccinate more than 5,000 people. In pic, Reeta Fulmadri administers the vaccine at Bade Sunkanpalli village.
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Nomadic communities receive Covid vaccine jabs at the Kodit village in Purandar tehsil near Pune. (Express Photo By Pavan Khengre)
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Dr Rinchin Neema, District Immunisation officer, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, and his team ventured on a 12-hour trek to vaccinate a group of yak grazers in Lugthang, 14,000 ft above sea level.
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Covid-19 vaccination of children in the 15-18 age group began on January 3, 2022, as centres across the country started administering the shots to the younger population. In pic, Puducherry Cheif Minister N Rangasamy launched covid-19 vaccination for children aged 15-18 from Thillaiyadi Valliammai Government High School in Kataragama. (ANI)
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A drive to administer Covid-19 'precaution doses' for healthcare workers, frontline workers and persons aged above 60 with comorbidities kickstarted on January 3, 2022.(Express Photo by Nirmal Harindran)