Modi takes 2nd jab, says vax can defeat Covid


New Delhi, Apr 8 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine here at the city's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), giving a message to the people that "vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus".

The Prime Minister also advised the citizens through a Twitter message: "If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on CoWin.gov.in."

  

"Got my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS today (Thursday). The vaccine is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus," Modi tweeted.

He also posted a photograph while taking the second jab.

The Prime Minister has taken Covaxin, India's homegrown vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.

The two nurses who administered the Covid-19 vaccine to the Prime Minister on Thursday are P. Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab.

Niveda was also involved in administering the first dose of Covid to the Prime Minister on March 1.

He was the first beneficiary on March 1 as the second phase of nationwide vaccination against the deadly pandemic began.

Amid the "second wave" of Covid-19 across the country, the Centre allowed administering vaccine shots at workplaces with around 100 eligible beneficiaries from April 11. Currently, people at the age of 45 and above are eligible for vaccination.

The Union Health Ministry recently said India has surpassed the US to become the fastest Covid-19 vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses.

So far, over 9.01 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

 

  

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    He had no business gifting 60 Million vaccines free to Developed Countries at the cost of India ...

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Apr 08 2021

    2nd jab after 30 days for Covaxin and preferably after 60 days for Covishield. Modi shows the way!

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