PM Narendra Modi gets his second dose of vaccine
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took his second dose of the Covid vaccine at Delhi's AIIMS; he also urged all eligible people to get inoculated against the deadly virus.
Mr PM was the first beneficiary on March 1 to take the vaccine as the government started vaccination to people above 60 and those over 45 with other illnesses.
He also tweeted a picture of him taking the second dose of vaccine, the Prime Minister said a Covid shot was among the few ways to defeat the virus. He was seen wearing a face mask this time as he took the shot unlike the previous time.
"Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon," PM Modi tweeted and shared a link to the CoWin website, a portal to register for the vaccine.
PM Modi was administered home grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
In India, another vaccine available is Covishield that has been developed in partnership with Oxford University and pharma giant AstraZeneca.