BENGALURU: Led by prominent Bengalureans, a centenarian and a cabinet minister, day one of phase III of the Covid vaccination drive took off in
on Monday with as many as 1,213 elders and those aged 45 and above with comorbidities taking the jab in Bengaluru. Of the participants in Bengaluru, 938 were from the BBMP limits and the rest from other parts of urban district.
Though most enlisted hospitals could not give the vaccine due to glitches in the Co-Win portal, several senior citizens got inoculated, setting an example for their fellow citizens to shrug off vaccine hesitancy.
, where the vaccination began at 11.30am, Infosys cofounder ‘Kris’ Gopalakrishnan was the first to receive the vaccine. Infosys cofounder N R
, Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty and Biocon chairperson
Mazumdar-Shaw also took the vaccine at the same medical facility.
“I just got vaccinated at @NarayanaHealth — painless no injection related side effects. I guess it’s a booster dose for me since I had Covid 6 months ago. Feel safe & protected. I urge all eligible people to vaccinate themselves. Let’s keep our country safe,” Kiran tweeted.
With PM Modi taking the vaccine early in the day, chief minister BS Yediyurappa said in Shivamogga that he will take the jab soon. A CMO officer said, “The CM is likely to consult doctors before taking the jab. He is yet to schedule an appointment.”