Photos: India begins second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive

  • On March 1, India began its second phase of inoculating people against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The second leg of vaccination focuses on those over the age of 60 and people aged 45 years or more with specified comorbidities. Over 5 million people signed up and close to 150,000 people from the general public received coronavirus vaccines on the first day. India, second to the United States in terms of Covid-19 cases, has so far delivered 14 million doses, mostly to health and front-line workers since starting its immunization programme in mid-January.
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST 8 Photos
1 / 8
Senior citizens in an observation area after receiving their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Gurugram, India on March 1. India on March 1, opened up Covid-19 vaccination to those over the age of 60 and people aged 45 years or more with specified comorbidities.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Senior citizens in an observation area after receiving their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in Gurugram, India on March 1. India on March 1, opened up Covid-19 vaccination to those over the age of 60 and people aged 45 years or more with specified comorbidities.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
2 / 8
A man registers for Covid-19 vaccine at a private hospital in Bengaluru on March 1. Over 5 million people signed up and close to 150,000 people from the general public received coronavirus vaccines on March 1, HT reported.(Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

A man registers for Covid-19 vaccine at a private hospital in Bengaluru on March 1. Over 5 million people signed up and close to 150,000 people from the general public received coronavirus vaccines on March 1, HT reported.(Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
3 / 8
People wait to register their names for Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Siddipet, Telangana on March 1. The second phase of the vaccination drive was opened up beyond health care and frontline workers, leading to a rush of registrations and crowds of hopeful recipients at hospitals across the country, HT reported.(Noah Seelam / AFP )

People wait to register their names for Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Siddipet, Telangana on March 1. The second phase of the vaccination drive was opened up beyond health care and frontline workers, leading to a rush of registrations and crowds of hopeful recipients at hospitals across the country, HT reported.(Noah Seelam / AFP )

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
4 / 8
A couple waits to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai on March 1. Some vaccination centres reported issues with the Co-WIN portal used to coordinate the drive and elsewhere people reported confusion while trying to book appointments on a synonymous app that is available on application stores, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A couple waits to get their first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai on March 1. Some vaccination centres reported issues with the Co-WIN portal used to coordinate the drive and elsewhere people reported confusion while trying to book appointments on a synonymous app that is available on application stores, HT reported.(Satish Bate / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
5 / 8
A health worker draws a syringe from a vaccine vial at Civil Hospital in Sector 45, Chandigarh on March 1. Amid the teething troubles and the crowds seen at the hospitals, there were close to 430,000 doses administered on March 1 – lower than the peak of roughly 800,000 seen late last month, HT reported.(Keshav Singh / HT Photo)

A health worker draws a syringe from a vaccine vial at Civil Hospital in Sector 45, Chandigarh on March 1. Amid the teething troubles and the crowds seen at the hospitals, there were close to 430,000 doses administered on March 1 – lower than the peak of roughly 800,000 seen late last month, HT reported.(Keshav Singh / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
6 / 8
An elderly person gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at NMMC Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on March 1. India has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases after the United States and has so far delivered 14 million doses, mostly to health and front-line workers since starting its immunisation programme in mid-January, HT reported(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

An elderly person gets vaccinated against Covid-19 at NMMC Hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on March 1. India has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases after the United States and has so far delivered 14 million doses, mostly to health and front-line workers since starting its immunisation programme in mid-January, HT reported(Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
7 / 8
Senior citizens wait to receive the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, during the second phase of the vaccination drive, at a private hospital in Bengaluru on March 1. On average, India has been vaccinating about 500,000 beneficiaries daily across the country, a rate that experts say is inadequate at a time when cases have begun inching up across the country.(Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

Senior citizens wait to receive the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, during the second phase of the vaccination drive, at a private hospital in Bengaluru on March 1. On average, India has been vaccinating about 500,000 beneficiaries daily across the country, a rate that experts say is inadequate at a time when cases have begun inching up across the country.(Shailendra Bhojak / PTI)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
8 / 8
A health worker administers Covid-19 vaccine to an elderly woman at a government hospital in Siddipet, Telangana on March 1. Over the past three days, India has recorded over 16,000 cases on an average, compared to close to 12,000 in the middle of last month, HT reported.(Mahesh Kumar A / AP)

A health worker administers Covid-19 vaccine to an elderly woman at a government hospital in Siddipet, Telangana on March 1. Over the past three days, India has recorded over 16,000 cases on an average, compared to close to 12,000 in the middle of last month, HT reported.(Mahesh Kumar A / AP)

UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:49 PM IST
SHARE
Story Saved