PM Modi has taken the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi AIIMS. Appealed to all those eligible to take the vaccine.
PM Modi Takes The First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday morning, took the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, COVAXIN. Praising India’s homegrown vaccine, he lauded doctors and scientists’ contribution who worked in quick time to fight against the coronavirus. Further, he appealed to all those eligible to take the vaccine. “Together, let us make India Covid-19 free!” PM tweeted after taking the Covid-19 vaccine shot. He got the shot at 6:25 in the morning to avoid media glare.
Sister P Niveda from Puducherry administered the vaccine to PM Modi. Further, she said that the PM would receive the second dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin after 28 days.
Second Phase Of Covid-19 Vaccination Begins
Today, India has entered the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination. Now, registrations are open for senior citizens (60 years and above) and 45 to 60 years with comorbidities. The government plans to vaccinate 27 crore people in the list of priority for vaccination after the healthcare and frontline workers. Also, the government is providing the vaccine free of charge at the government health facilities. However, it has capped vaccination charges at Rs 250 (Rs 150 for the vaccine and Rs 100 for the service) for private hospitals. Also, the Health Ministry explained the private sector participation in the vaccination drive. States can use 10,000 hospitals under AB-PMJAY and 687 hospitals under CGHS as Covid-19 vaccination centres.
Registration For Second Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine
Those who have administered the first dose can register themselves on the Co-Win 2.0 portal. Besides, the government has also provided the facility of on-site registration at the identified centres. Also, an individual can register four beneficiaries at most with the same mobile number. Further, people can use any of the mentioned documents for online registration-Aadhaar Card/Letter, Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC), Passport, Driving License, PAN Card, NPR Smart Card and Pension Document.
To conclude, PM getting the Covid-19 vaccine will strengthen the vaccination drive in India.