Kameshwari J is the oldest woman in India to have been vaccinated, according to available data.(ANI)
Kameshwari J is the oldest woman in India to have been vaccinated, according to available data.(ANI)

103-year-old Kameshwari J becomes India's oldest woman to get Covid-19 vaccine

Before Kameshwari J, Mumbai's Shashikala Joshi was the oldest woman to get vaccinated.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 10:34 PM IST

As India is vaccinating its senior citizens starting from March 1, Bengaluru's J Kameshwari became the oldest woman in the country to get vaccinated, the hospital where she got the shots claimed. The 103-year-old did not report any side effect after the vaccine was administered, reports said. She was accompanied by her 77-year-old son who also got vaccinated at Apollo Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road.

Senior citizens are more vulnerable to Covid-19 infection hence they are being prioritised in the ongoing session of vaccination. Apart from them, people who are aged between 45 years and 59 years and have some co-morbidities are also eligible for vaccination.

Before Kameshwari J, Mumbai's Shashikala Joshi was the oldest woman to get vaccinated. 100-year-old Joshi took her first jab on March 5 along with her daughter who is 75-year-old.

On Tuesday, another 103-year-old man took his first dose of vaccine in Noida. As the claims around age are arguable, Noida's Mahabir Prasad Maheshwari is being called Noida's oldest person to have got inoculated. He was accompanied by his 81-year-old son Sudarshan Dayal who said his father was feeling fit and fine after vaccination.

(With agency inputs)

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