Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He had received the first dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin on March 1. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi shared a picture of him taking the second dose of the vaccine and urged all those who are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
“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. Register on http://CoWin.gov.in,” PM Modi tweeted. The prime minister also posted a picture of him receiving the jab. Modi has taken Covaxin, India’s homegrown vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech. Following a gap of about 37 days, PM Modi took the second dose of the vaccine, which is supposed to be taken within four to eight weeks of the first dose. Official sources said the two nurses who administered the vaccine to the prime minister on Thursday are P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab. Niveda was also involved in administering him the first shot on March 1.