New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received his second dose of coronavirus vaccine at Delhi's premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences.
The Prime Minister received the second dose 37 days after taking the first jab and urged all those eligible to get inoculated at the earliest to defeat the deadly virus. Notably, PM Modi was the first beneficiary on March 1 when the nationwide vaccination drive entered in its second phase and was expanded to people above 60 and those over 45 with co morbidities.
PM Modi took to Twitter to share a photo of himself being administered the vaccine shot and said that vaccination is among the very few ways to combat the virus. "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," PM Modi tweeted and shared a link to the CoWin website, a portal to register for the vaccine. The two nurses who administered the Covid-19 vaccine to PM Modi on Thursday are P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab. The former was also involved in administering the Prime Minister the first dose.
"Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus," he tweeted with a picture of him receiving the shot.
PM Modi urged all eligible people to get inoculated. "If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon," he said.
So far, over 8.83 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in India, the health ministry said.