- PM Modi gets first dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin earlier on Monday
- The second phase of India’s inoculation drive begins today
PM Modi has received his first dose of Covaxin, the COVID-19 vaccine indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech, at AIIMS Delhi earlier on Monday, as the second phase of India’s vaccination drive begins for senior citizens and those aged 45 plus with co-morbidities.
“Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who were eligible to take a vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!,” he tweeted.
Those eligible for vaccine can register themselves and book an appointment through the Co-Win 2.0 portal, or they can simply walk-in without registration. While government hospitals will provide the vaccine free of charge, the private hospitals will charge Rs 250 per dose for the covid-19 vaccine.
The PM went to AIIMS without any restrictions imposed on traffic. He chose an early morning slot to ensure there was no inconvenience to people, said the media reports.