Assam has registered 2.9 lakh frontline healthcare workers for the first phase of the vaccination drive, of whom 1.9 lakh will be inoculated today.

2 lakh doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine and 20 thousand doses of Covaxin indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech.

Assam is the only northeastern state that has received doses of both the approved vaccines. All the other northeastern states have been given only Covishield doses, officials have said.

Vaccination drive will be conducted at 65 centres across Guwahati today, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said, adding, each centre will administer the shots to 100 health workers.

"Covishield vaccine will be administered at 59 centres and Covaxin at six centres across all 33 districts. We have clearly demarcated where the two vaccines will be given," Mr Sarma said.