LAST UPDATED: March 1, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
New Delhi: The second phase of coronavirus vaccination campaign has started in the country from today. In this phase, people over 60 years of age and those above 45 with comorbidities are being vaccinated.
In the second phase, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the coronavirus vaccine today. Now Union Home Minister Amit Shah will also get the COVId-19 vaccine administered.
According to sources, a doctor of the Medanta Hospital will administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Earlier this morning, PM Modi went to AIIMS in Delhi and got the coronavirus vaccine.
“Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free,” PM Modi tweeted after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
A lot of people raised questions about the emergency use approval for Covaxin. PM Modi himself has tried to answer those questions in a similar way by taking this COVID-19 vaccine. PM Modi introduced Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ COVID-19 vaccine.
Significantly, the COVID-19 vaccine named Covaxin has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and the National Institute of Virology.