PM Narendra Modi takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

April 08, 2021 | Updated 9:32 am

PM Narendra Modi takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes second dose of vaccine (Credit: @narendramodi)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (April 8, 2021) took his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Modi took to Twitter and said, “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 also requested everyone to get their shot if they are eligible to get vaccinated and shared a link to register themselves.

Modi had taken the first shot of the covaxin on March 1, 2021. Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin had become a topic of conversation after it got regulatory approval without having phase-3 trial results for emergency use.

He was administered Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin by Sister P Niveda from Puducherry. The second nurse was from Kerala.

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Meanwhile, the Centre is all set to launch a workplace COVID-19 vaccinations from April 11 in an attempt to boost the ongoing inoculation drive, which is still continuing to fight wastage and hesitancy issues.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in his letter to Chief Secretary on Wednesday said that a substantial proportion of individuals aged 45 years and above are in the organized sector of the economy, who are part of the formal occupation in offices (government and private) or manufacturing and services.