Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the fourth day of the second phase of vaccination on Thursday.
The nationwide inoculation drive began January 16 and it was expanded on March 1 to vaccinate people above 60 years of age and those in the age bracket of 45 to 59 with co-morbidities.
Here's a look at just some of the bigwigs who took the anti-Covid jab.
FM Nirmala Sitharaman receives her first dose of COVID19 vaccine at Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj in New Delhi. "Got my first dose of the vaccination against COVID-19 this morning. Thanking sister Ramya PC, for her care and professionalism. Fortunate to be in India, where development and dissemination has been prompt and affordable. #vaccinated," she tweeted. Photograph: @nsitharaman/Twitter
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his parents received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital in New Delhi. Photograph: @CMODelhi /Twitter
The Covishield vaccine was first administered to Kejriwal's parents, Govind Ram Kejriwal and Gita Devi, and then to the chief minister. Photograph: @CMODelhi /Twitter
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal takes the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Tirath Ram Shah Hospital in Delhi. Photograph: /ANI