New Delhi: Haryana Health Minister and BJP leader Anil Vij, who had offered to be the first volunteer in the phase three trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, has been administered a trial dose on Friday.
Vij was administered the trial dose at the Civil Hospital at Ambala Cantt, the BJP leader said on Twitter.
He had offered to be the first volunteer for the third phase trial of Covaxin, which started in the state today. pic.twitter.com/xKuXWLeFAB
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Earlier in a tweet, Ani Vij said: “I will be administered a trial dose of Coronavirus vaccine #Covaxin a Bharat Biotech product Tomorrow at 11 am at Civil hospital, Ambala Cantt under the expert supervision of a team of doctors from PGI Rohtak and Health Department. I have volunteered to take the trial dose.”
On November 18, the Ambala Cantt MLA had said the third phase of trial of Covaxin will begin in Haryana on 20 November and had offered to be the first volunteer to get vaccinated.