The first batch of the coronavirus vaccines from the COVAX facility arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the state minister of COVID prevention Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.
The hospital administration said that the centenarian did not face any problem or any adverse effect post receiving the jab.
Non-governmental organisations such as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) had raised concerns that shipments from India would reduce supplies to developing countries.
If most of 2020 was consumed by fears of the dreaded Covid-19, now, despite two vaccines in our grasp, anxieties prevail over their adverse side-effects, post taking the jab.
A senior contractual doctor of Rourkela Government Hospital has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, three weeks after receiving the second dose of vaccine.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra noted that opposition leaders had questioned the efficacy of Covaxin, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech.
The HC also asked the Delhi government to carry out inspection of medical facilities available in court complexes here and to report if COVID-19 vaccination centres could be set up there.
The high court also asked the Centre to explain in affidavit the rationale behind keeping strict control over class of persons who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 currently.
The Covishield vaccine was first administered to Kejriwal's parents, Govind Ram Kejriwal and Gita Devi, and then to the chief minister.
Interestingly, virologists and health experts claim that they would prefer taking Covaxin over Covishield for various scientific reasons.
As part of the study, in a group of 135 healthcare workers administered Covishield, the researchers measured antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 directed against the spike protein.
The vaccination drive in the country was expanded from Monday to include people above 60 years of age and those aged between 45 and 59 who have co-morbidities.
India, under the Vaccine Maitri initiative, has been providing coronavirus vaccines to its neighbouring countries.
MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the supply of vaccines to countries will continue in the coming weeks and months in a phased manner.