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Modi takes 2nd dose of Covaxin after 5 weeks

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
Last updated on: April 08, 2021 12:56 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, and asked those eligible for the shot to take it soon to defeat the virus.

 

IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at AIIMS in New Delhi, on Thursday. Photograph: PIB India

He had taken his first jab on March 1 at the hospital.

'Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on CoWin.gov.in,' he tweeted.

The prime minister also posted a picture of his receiving the jab.

Modi has taken Covaxin, India's homegrown vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech.

IMAGE: Modi along with Sister Nisha Sharma, right, and Sister P Niveda, left, after receiving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at AIIMS in New Delhi, on Thursday. Photograph: PIB India

Official sources said the two nurses who administered the vaccine to the prime minister on Thursday are P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab.

Niveda was also involved in administering him the first shot on March 1.

Sharma, a nursing officer at the hospital, said they were told in the morning that Modi is visiting the hospital for receiving the vaccine's second dose, and described the meeting with the prime minister as a 'memorable moment'.

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