PM Modi takes first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Delhi

The Covid-19 vaccines- Covaxin and Covishield, will be made available to the general public from today.

Neha Singh Written by March 1, 2021 08:29
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Delhi today. He was administered Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN.

He become the first beneficiary in the second phase of nationwide vaccination against the coronavirus.

PM Modi was administered Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin by Sister P Niveda from Puducherry. The second nurse was from Kerala.

“Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19,” PM Modi tweeted, sharing an image of himself taking first dose of the vaccine.

PM Modi also appealed to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine.

“Together, let us make India COVID-19 free,” he said.

In the picture that PM Modi tweeted, he is seen wearing a gamcha of Assam, which is symbolic of blessings of women from the eastern state. He has been seen wearing it on many occasions.

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The PM went to AIIMS without any route on the roads, thus choosing early morning to avoid inconvenience to public.

The first phase of the nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 had begun on January 16. The second dose of vaccine had begun from February 13.

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