New Delhi : Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), Nagpur.
“Union Minister @nitin_gadkari ji took the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Nagpur,” tweeted Gadkari’s office.
He had taken the first dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine on March 6.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Command Hospital and thanked the team for making the second Covid dose seamless.
“Grateful to Maj Gen Ajith Nilakantan Director and Commandant, Command Hospital @easterncomd and his team for making second Covid dose seamless. Maj Jisha Johnson and the whole team of hospital administered the 2nd dose of Covid vaccine with a high degree of professionalism,” he said in a tweet.
India had started the COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 with two vaccines — Covishield (Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited).
The second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities against the coronavirus began from March 1. The third phase began on April 1 for all above 45 years of age.
In the next phase beginning May 1, all above the age of 18 would be eligible to receive the shot. (ANI)