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PM Modi Takes First Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine At AIIMS

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tweeted to say that he took the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Delhi’s premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences.

“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,” he tweeted.

“I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!” Modi said.

Sister P Niveda from Puducherry administered Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN to PM Modi.

This comes as India begins the third and the largest phase of vaccination drive against coronavirus today, which will reach out to around 27 crores of the population aged above 60 or above 45 with co-morbid conditions.

Registrations are set to open at 9 am at and the Aarogya Setu app and there will be walk-in vaccinations in some places as well.

India began its vaccination drive on January 16 intending to inoculate 3 crore frontline workers but has struggled with hesitancy, giving out some 1.43 crore shots so far.


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