PM Narendra Modi takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi’s AIIMS

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday obtained his first dose of coronavirus vaccine at Delhi’s premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences.

“Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. 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 with an image of him receiving the shot.

The prime minister went to AIIMS early this morning. He is seen sporting a gamcha from Assam, which is symbolic of the blessings of girls from the state. He was administered the COVAXIN (Bharat BioTech) by Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry. The second nurse is from Kerala.

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India will broaden its coronavirus vaccination programme at the moment to cowl folks over 60 years of age and people above 45 with co-morbidities.

In the primary section, 1.43 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines have been administered to 2 precedence teams: healthcare and frontline staff.

While the second section of vaccination comes at a time when India’s lively Covid circumstances are beneath management, eight states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir and Madhya Pradesh — have been a reason for concern, reporting an uptick in day by day circumstances within the final two weeks.

From March 1, the slots will probably be open from 9 am until three pm, and the appointments might be booked anytime earlier than three pm, topic to availability.