New Delhi, Mar 2 : Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife Nutan Goel on Tuesday received the first dose of indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute.
The Minister received the vaccine jab on the second day of second phase of nationwide vaccination drive against the COVID-19
In a tweet, Mr Vardhan said, ‘Let’s work together to end this #pandemic ! I received my 1st dose of #COVID19Vaccine – A step closer to full immunity! Made-in-India vaccines are 100% safe Urge all eligible to get inoculated quickly & ensure society’s safety.’
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 and vaccination of the frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced on Monday for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.