New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 1 March, took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS in Delhi.
“Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!” he tweeted.
According to news agency ANI, Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to PM Modi.
This comes when the second phase of vaccinations against the novel coronavirus begins in India from Monday, with people above 60 years of age and those above 45 with co-morbidities eligible to get the jabs.