President Ram Nath Kovind receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

The President was administered his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at the Army R&R Hospital in Delhi. 

Created On: Mar 3, 2021 15:09 ISTModified On: Mar 3, 2021 15:11 IST
President Ram Nath Kovind receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 3, 2021. The President was administered the COVID-19 vaccine at the Army R&R Hospital in Delhi. He was accompanied by his daughter.

The President took the occasion to thank all the doctors, nurses, health workers and administrators who are successfully implementing the largest vaccination drive in history. He also urged all eligible citizens to get vaccinated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier on March 1, 2021 become the first person to receive his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine under the second phase of India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive. 

The Prime Minister had received the dose of COVAXIN, indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech and ICMR, to address the hesitancy among citizens over India’s homegrown vaccine. 

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also took the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine along with his wife at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on March 2, 2021. The Minister was also administered the shot of India's indigenously made COVID-19 vaccine- COVAXIN.

He stated on the occasion that the vaccine will serve as a lifeline for all our countrymen against COVID-19. The Minister also assured that the Made-in-India vaccines are 100% safe and urged everyone eligible to get vaccinated quickly & ensure society's safety.

He also appealed to people to follow vaccine-appropriate behaviour such as taking the vaccine when it is their turn. He also urged the public to not panic if feel a little trouble after taking the dose and report it immediately to the doctor. 

Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant also received his first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine on March 3rd. He appealed to all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated. 

Over 265 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India so far.

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