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.
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.