Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Ministers Nitish Kumar and Naveen Patnaik were some of the high-profile names to get vaccinated on Monday, as the second phase of the nationwide Covid drive began.
Here's a look at just some of the bigwigs who took the anti-Covid jab.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is administered a COVID-19 vaccine in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar receives the coronavirus vaccine. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "Got my jab. For the curious, it was #Covaxin. Felt secure, will travel safely." Photograph: ANI/Twitter
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today in Chennai. Photograph: ANI/Twitter
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar is administered the first dose of the Covid vaccine at J J Hospital in Mumbai. On Twitter he posted, "To strengthen the vaccination drive, I appeal to all those who are eligible to take vaccine and join the fight against coronavirus." Photograph: Sharad Pawar/Twitter
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gets the anti-Covid jab in Patna. Photograph: JD-U/Twitter
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is also the chief of Biju Janata Dal, took the vaccine shot at the Vidhan Sabha dispensary. "Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccine to people. Appeal to all eligible people to come forward and get vaccine for a #COVIFFreeOdisha," Patnaik tweeted, sharing an image of himself taking first dose of the vaccine. . Photograph: ANI/Twitter
Jitendra Singh, MoS in the Prime Minister's Office also received his vaccine dose on Monday at AIIMS in New Delhi. Photograph: Jitendra Singh/Twitter