Photos: India extends Covid-19 vaccination for people over 45

  • India has begun vaccinating people above 45 years starting April 1. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers getting inoculated and vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2. The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for those over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. More than 6.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country to frontline workers, healthcare workers, those above 60 and for people aged above 45 with co-morbid conditions until now.
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A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at Communiity Centre, in Sector 15 Phase 2, Gurugram, on April 1. India opened up Covid-19 vaccination for all people aged 45 years and above from April 1 based on a recommendation of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration (NEGVAC), PTI reported.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

A health worker prepares a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at Communiity Centre, in Sector 15 Phase 2, Gurugram, on April 1. India opened up Covid-19 vaccination for all people aged 45 years and above from April 1 based on a recommendation of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration (NEGVAC), PTI reported.(Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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People seen inside an observation room after getting inoculated with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, in Mumbai, on April 1. More than 6.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far to frontline workers, healthcare workers, those above 60 and for people aged above 45 with specified co-co-morbid conditions, PTI reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

People seen inside an observation room after getting inoculated with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, in Mumbai, on April 1. More than 6.5 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far to frontline workers, healthcare workers, those above 60 and for people aged above 45 with specified co-co-morbid conditions, PTI reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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A doctor checks the vital statistics of a man before administering him a Covid-19 vaccine, at Government Fever Hospital, in Hyderabad, on April 1. So far vaccine doses have been administered to 82,60,293 health care workers (1st dose), 52,50,704 health care workers (2nd dose), 91,74,171 frontline workers (1st dose) and 39,45,796 frontline workers (2nd Dose), senior citizens and those with comorbidities 78,36,667(1st dose) and 17,849 (2nd dose), PTI reported citing Health Ministry data.(Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

A doctor checks the vital statistics of a man before administering him a Covid-19 vaccine, at Government Fever Hospital, in Hyderabad, on April 1. So far vaccine doses have been administered to 82,60,293 health care workers (1st dose), 52,50,704 health care workers (2nd dose), 91,74,171 frontline workers (1st dose) and 39,45,796 frontline workers (2nd Dose), senior citizens and those with comorbidities 78,36,667(1st dose) and 17,849 (2nd dose), PTI reported citing Health Ministry data.(Mahesh Kumar A. / AP)

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A volunteer assists people to fill personal information forms before getting inoculated, at a vaccination centre, in Mumbai, on April 1. As on Day-75 of the vaccination drive (31st March), 20,63,543 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 17,94,166 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 39,484 sessions for 1st dose and 2,69,377 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine, PTI reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

A volunteer assists people to fill personal information forms before getting inoculated, at a vaccination centre, in Mumbai, on April 1. As on Day-75 of the vaccination drive (31st March), 20,63,543 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 17,94,166 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 39,484 sessions for 1st dose and 2,69,377 beneficiaries received 2nd dose of vaccine, PTI reported.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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A man gets inoculated with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, in Mumbai, on April 1. The central government has decided to keep all public and private sector Covid-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational throughout April, including on gazetted holidays to expand the countrywide anti-coronavirus inoculation drive.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

A man gets inoculated with a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, in Mumbai, on April 1. The central government has decided to keep all public and private sector Covid-19 Vaccination Centres (CVCs) operational throughout April, including on gazetted holidays to expand the countrywide anti-coronavirus inoculation drive.(Punit Paranjpe / AFP)

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An Indian woman rolls up her sleeve to receive Covid- 19 vaccine at a government hospital in Noida, on April 1. "This decision is in line with the graded and pro-active approach employed by the government of India along with the states and UTs for COVID-19 vaccination," the Union Health Ministry said.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

An Indian woman rolls up her sleeve to receive Covid- 19 vaccine at a government hospital in Noida, on April 1. "This decision is in line with the graded and pro-active approach employed by the government of India along with the states and UTs for COVID-19 vaccination," the Union Health Ministry said.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

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A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man, at a temporary shelter for the homeless, in New Delhi, on March 31. India recorded 72,330 new infections of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) between March 31 and April 1 morning, the highest single-day rise recorded so far this year.(Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man, at a temporary shelter for the homeless, in New Delhi, on March 31. India recorded 72,330 new infections of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) between March 31 and April 1 morning, the highest single-day rise recorded so far this year.(Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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A man poses for a photograph behind a cutout after receiving a Covid- 19 vaccine at a government hospital in Noida, on April 1.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

A man poses for a photograph behind a cutout after receiving a Covid- 19 vaccine at a government hospital in Noida, on April 1.(Altaf Qadri / AP)

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