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"If we were being offered Covishield, we might still have gone for it, but I don't see the point of getting inoculated with a vaccine whose trial is still going on and whose efficacy is unknown". The sessions will be conducted on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

Asserting that the two Covid vaccines were safe, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Sunday said there were no side effects among those who took the first shot since Saturday. Six districts had registered 100% vaccination on the first day.

Those who are deemed to be extremely clinically vulnerable to the virus will also be invited to receive their vaccine from this week. The Health Ministry stated that a total of 2,07,229 people were vaccinated on day one, the highest day one vaccination number in the world and higher than the US, UK and France on day one.

The Coombe Hospital said that by 9pm on Friday (8 January), there were 16 vaccine doses left after 1,100 staff, Global Positioning System and local community health workers were vaccinated.

The Mayo Clinic has outlined plans to begin administering COVID-19 vaccine shots to its patients.

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In a televised speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India was launching the world's biggest vaccination drive and it shows the world the country's capability. Protocols are in place for reporting, immediate case management at vaccination session sites, transportation and hospitalization, and further care of such cases.

As many as 3,600 healthcare workers were vaccinated against coronavirus in Delhi on January 18, very less than the opening day of the nationwide COVID-19 immunisation drive.

"The state government had planned inoculation of 28,500 healthworkers on the first day but the problems in Co-WIN, which were noticed on late Friday night, could not be fixed till Saturday evening", the official said.

The Oxford University and AstraZeneca have produced "Covishield", which has been made in India by Serum Institute of India in Pune while Bharat Biotech has developed "Covaxin".