Sonu Sood has become yet another Bollywood celebrity to receive first dose of vaccine against coronavirus. The actor announced the same on Wednesday. He took the vaccine dose at a hospital in Amritsar, Punjab. Interestingly, the actor also launched ‘Sanjeevani – A Shot of Life.’ It is an initiative that aims at encouraging more people to receive vaccination.
Sonu Sood receives COVID-19 vaccine
As the actor received first dose of vaccine, he shared a photo on Twitter. He wrote”Got my vaccine today and now it’s time to get whole of my country vaccinated. Started the biggest vaccination drive “Sanjeevani” which will bring awareness and get our people vaccinated.”
Take a look at Sonu Sood’s Tweet:
What did Sood say about Sanjeevani?
Speaking about the initiative, Sonu Sood told media, “I wanted to start this drive because I feel it is very important to bring that awareness among people who are still thinking whether they should get vaccinated or not. Family members should push their elder ones, people who are eligible to get vaccinated. It will only help them survive the times we are facing in the near future.”
“We are doing this in many districts and a lot of villages in Punjab and different states. The awareness is not much and they still have double thoughts whether they should get vaccinated or not. That’s why I wanted to get vaccinated in front of everyone and send the message across that don’t think twice. We will get a lot of camps done. This is a movement that we are trying to start to increase awareness,” he added.
Sonu Sood’s humanitarian work
Meanhwhile, Sood has been involved in a range of philanthropic works since the coronavirus outbreak. The actor helped migrant workers, students as well as health workers. Sonu also gave smartphones to students for online classes. On the professional front, the actor will soon be seen in the Telugu film “Acharya” and the Hindi film “Prithviraj.”