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COVID-19 Vaccination: Coronavirus Vaccine Movement Begins

On Jan. 16 India will start the massive undertaking of inoculating an estimated 30 million doctors, nurses and other front line workers, before attention turns to around 270 million people who are either aged over 50 or have co-morbidities.

January 12, 2021

A health official shows a Covishield vaccine dose after a consignment of the vaccine arrived from Serum Institute of India, in Amritsar. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021.

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A vehicle carrying consignment of the Covishield vaccine arrives from Serum Institute of India, in Amritsar. A countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive is set to rollout from January 16, 2021.

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Workers unload the first batch of Covid vaccine at a storage facility in Bikaner.

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First batch of Covid vaccines stored at a cold storage facility in Shimla.

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A police person stands guard at a cold storage facility as the first consignment of Covid vaccines arrive in Ajmer.

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Haryana Health Department officials recive the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine at Chandigarh International Airport. Deputy Commissioner Panchkula Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, Haryana National Health Mission Director Administration BK Rajora and SEPIO Virender Ahlawat are also seen.

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Workers unload a consignment of COVID-19 vaccination, at Government General Hospital in Kochi.

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A vehicle carrying the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines arrives at cold storage of a hospital, in Srinagar.

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An official checks a box of COVID-19 vaccination at Civil Hospital in Surat.

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Worker unloads a consignment of COVID-19 vaccination at Civil Hospital in Surat.

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Workers unload the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination at a storage facility in Jaipur.

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Workers unload the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination at a storage facilty in Bhopal.

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A temperature-controlled truck carrying Covishield vaccines, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, arrives at a cold storage facility in Ranchi.

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The first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrives at MBB Airport, in Agartala.

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The first consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrives at MBB Airport, in Agartala.

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The first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination arrives at a storage facility, in Jammu.

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Workers unload from a plane the first consignment of Covishield vaccines, dispatched from Serum Institue of India, at Biju Patnaik Air port in Bhubaneswar.

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Serum Institute of India (SII) chief sits on a truck loaded with Covishield vaccines for photographs during the dispatch of the first shipments of the vaccine doses for multiple locations across India.

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Employees of Serum Institute of India assemble to share an emotional moment during the dispatch of the first shipments of Covishield, the COVID-19 vaccine of the institute, for multiple locations across India.

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Officials clap as the first batch of Covishield vaccine doses arrives at the Central Storage facility of Rajiv Gandhi Super-Specialty Hospital, in New Delhi.

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Workers unload the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, from a temperature-controlled truck to a storage facility in Bengaluru.

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Workers unload packets containing Covishield vaccine after the first batch of vaccines from the Serum Institute of India arrived at a storage facility in Chennai.

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Workers unload the first consignment of Covishield vaccine, which arrived from Pune's Serum Institute of India, at Chaudhary Charab Singh airport in Lucknow.

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The first batch of Covishield vaccine reaches central storage facility, in Kolkata.

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First consignment of Covishield vaccine, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, being transported in a temperature-controlled truck to a storage facility in Chennai.

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First consignment of Covishield vaccine, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, being transported in a temperature-controlled truck amid tight security arrangements, after arrival at the IGI Airport, in Gurgaon.

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Health workers shift a box containing COVID-19 vaccine from a vehicle to a cold storage at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality hospital in New Delhi.

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First consignment of Covishield vaccine, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, being transported in a temperature-controlled truck, upon arrival at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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Refrigerated vans carrying the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination leaves from Jai Prakash Narayan Airport, in Patna.

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First consignment of Covishield vaccine, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, being transported in a temperature-controlled truck amid tight security arrangements, upon arrival at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.

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Health officials performs 'puja' on the arrival of the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination at DMHO Koti in Hyderabad.

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Workers unload the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination at State vaccine store, Koti in Hyderabad.

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A health worker displays for media a box containing COVID-19 vaccine inside a cold storage at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.

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A health worker shows a box containing COVID-19 vaccine inside a cold storage at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.

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A health worker shows the Covishield vaccine, after arrival of the first batch of the vaccines from the Serum Institute of India at the Civil Hospital, in Ahmedabad.

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Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel performs a 'puja' after arrival of the first batch of Covishield vaccines from the Serum Institute of India, at the Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.

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Trucks carrying the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccination prepare to leave for Pune airport from Serum Institute of India, in Pune.

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First consignment of COVID-19 vaccination prepare to leave from Pune airport.

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First consignment of COVID-19 vaccination prepare to leave from Pune airport.

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First consignment of COVID-19 vaccination arrives at Chennai Airport.

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A health worker displays for media COVID-19 vaccine inside a cold storage at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.

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Health workers shift a box containing COVID-19 vaccine from a vehicle to a cold storage at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.

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A woman worships a box containing COVID-19 vaccine as it prepares to leave the airport in Ahmedabad.

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Security personnel guard a vehicle carrying COVID-19 vaccine as it prepares to leave the airport in Ahmedabad.

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Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, center, and Home Minister and Pradipsinh Vaghela, flag off a vehicle carrying COVID-19 vaccine from the airport in Ahmedabad.

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