Ravi Shastri takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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Ravi Shastri takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Image tweeted by @RaviShastriOfc)
Ravi Shastri takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Image tweeted by @RaviShastriOfc)

Ranchi : Indian cricket team's head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Ahmedabad. The 58-year-old cricketer extended his gratitude to the hospital staff for their support and co-operation during the whole process.

“Got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the amazing medical professionals & scientists for empowering India Flag of India against the pandemic," the former India all-rounder Shastri tweeted.

“Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team at Apollo, Ahmedabad in dealing with COVID-19 vaccination,” the Mumbai-born further wrote in his appreciation Tweet.

India officially entered into the second phase of coronavirus vaccination on March 1, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi also received the first shot of the vaccine.

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In the second phase of world's biggest vaccination programme people with an age of more than 60 years and those above 45 with co-morbidities will be given priority for the vaccine.

In the first phase, 1.43 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines were administered to two priority groups: healthcare workers and frontline workers.

Those who want to get the vaccination must enroll themselves on Co-WIN app and check vaccination centres and their availability.