New Delhi, Mar 01, 2021: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday joined the list of big names who received the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 as India kickstarted the second phase of the inoculation drive.
Home Minister Amit Shah received his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered a shot of Covaxin at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
The ongoing phase of vaccination drive that commenced on Monday will cover those above the age of 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities.
Amit Shah was administered the first dose of coronavirus vaccine by a team of doctors from the Medanta Hospital.
The second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive kickstarted on Monday with big names, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, receiving jabs on the very first day of the inoculation drive.
Apart from PM Modi and Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Union minister Jitendra Singh, NCP chief Sharad Pawar were among the leaders who received the first dose of vaccine against Covid-19 on Monday.
Registration for vaccination under the current phase of vaccine drive opened on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal at 9 am on Monday for citizens above 60 years and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities.
Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for coronavirus vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Arogya Setu.
The coronavirus vaccine under the current phase will be given free of cost at government hospitals, while people will have to pay for it at private facilities, except for Bihar. The Bihar government will bear the entire cost of the coronavirus vaccination even at private hospitals.