Prime News, National, Health, Disease, Vaccine, New Delhi, March 1:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 1) took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
In a tweet, Modi appealed to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. He said it is remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. The Prime Minister said let us together make India COVID-19 free.
Sister P Niveda from Puducherry administered COVAXIN to Modi. The Prime Minister is seen wearing a ‘gamcha’ of Assam, which is symbolic of blessings of women from Assam. He has been seen wearing it on many occasions.
The Prime Minister went to AIIMS without any route on the roads in the early morning to ensure no inconvenience to people.
The government had announced on Wednesday that everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals
Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)