Costa Rica mandates all state workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 despite no deadline, making it the first Latin American country to impose such mandate.
Ivory Coast begins its mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19 using the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine delivered by the COVAX initiative. Health workers, teachers, and members of the armed forces are the first to receive the vaccine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the world's largest vaccination programme against COVID-19 in India, which plans to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people. A sanitation worker is the first person to receive the vaccine.
Greece officially begins a vaccination programme against COVID-19, with ICU nurse Efstathia Kambissiouli, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis among the first people to get vaccinated.
The Ministry of Health of Argentina confirmed the country's first death due to COVID-19, a 64-year-old man who had traveled to Paris who also had other health conditions. This marks the first death due to COVID-19 in Latin America.