Prime Minister Narendra Modi got his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday at Delhi’s AIIMS.
It comes 37 days after his first shot. PM Modi has also been urging all those eligible to get inoculated against the virus.
As the nationwide vaccination opened to those above 60, PM Modi became the first beneficiary on March 1, 2021.
Mr Modi has taken the indigenous Covaxin against COVID-19. It was made by Bharat Biotech and the ICMR. In the tweet picture of PM Modi, two nurses are giving the vaccination.
Gradually India has been expanding its vaccination programme. The country began inoculations with frontline and healthcare workers. It went on to people above 60 and those over 45 with other illnesses.
So far, over nine crore people have got the vaccination. PM Modi will hold a meeting with Chief Ministers Thursday evening. Mr Modi will take stock of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive. Apart from that the recent alarming rise in coronavirus cases will also be discussed.
Furthermore, India has become the fastest COVID-19 vaccinating country in the world. Surpassing US with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, the Union Health Ministry said.
As per the ministry, the cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in India also crossed 8.70 crores Wednesday. So now the aim of the vaccination drive is to administer the vaccine to those who need it and not to those who want it.
India Wednesday reported over 1.15 lakh new cases in 24 hours. Moreover, the total number of infections now stands over 1.28 crore.