No need to worry, everyone must go for coronavirus vaccine shots: AIIMS worker
New Delhi : Manish Kumar, an AIIMS sanitation worker in New Delhi, shared his experience after taking the first coronavirus vaccine on the day India started its vaccination drive on Saturday. He was administered the vaccine in the presence of Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Talking about his experience, he said all people must take the vaccine without any fear.
“I had a good experience. People need not be worried about the vaccine’s side effects,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria and NITI Aayog member VK Paul also received the vaccine shot.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started world's biggest coronavirus vaccination drive to put an end on pandemic in the nation. So far, 1,52,093 have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the nation.
“Such a vaccination drive at such a massive scale was never conducted in history. There are over 100 countries having less than 3 crore population & India is administering vaccination to 3 crore people in first phase only. In second phase, we’ve to take this number to 30 crores”, PM said.
PM reminded people to get two doses of the vaccine, explaining that “there should be a gap of almost one month between the first and second doses”.
“I request you not to make the mistake of taking off the mask and not maintaining social distancing after getting the first dose because immunity develops after the second dose”, the Prime Minister urged countrymen.