PM Modi gets the first dose of Covaxin coronavirus vaccine

Vaccination, March 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took the first dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi to kick-off India’s second phase of the immunisation drive. The Prime Minister shared a picture on Twitter where two healthcare workers are seen administering him with the Covid-19 vaccine.

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!” PM Modi said after taking the jab.

According to people familiar with the development, PM Modi had reached AIIMS around 6:25 am and P Niveda, who hails from Puducherry, was one of the healthcare workers who administered him with the coronavirus vaccine.

Earlier on Saturday, the Centre had informed that citizens who are aged above 60 years and citizens who fall under the age bracket