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Bharat Biotech Praises PM Modi for Taking Covid-19 Vaccine, Says It Will Give Immunization Campaign Big Boost | India News


HYDERABAD: The personal example set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in taking the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine would give a huge boost to the immunization campaign against the pandemic, city-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech said on Monday. .
Modi was administered Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, at AIIMS in Delhi on the first day of expansion of the inoculation campaign to cover people aged 60 and over and those aged 45 to 59 who have comorbidities.
The President and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Limited, Krishna Ella, congratulated the Prime Minister on receiving the vaccine on the first day and also expressed his gratitude for placing his trust in Covaxin.
“We thank the Honorable Prime Minister Sh.Narendra Modi for taking the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine himself and we are deeply grateful for the gesture. This has set a powerful example for all Indians to follow, which will contribute greatly. to reduce vaccine vacillation and build confidence in immunization against the ongoing pandemic, “he said.
“We express our sincere thanks to the Honorable Prime Minister for placing his trust in the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine, COVAXIN. We urge all fellow citizens to do not hesitate to participate in the Covid-19 immunization program so that the country can contribute to end this public health crisis, “said Ella.
After receiving the vaccine, Modi appealed to all those who are eligible to get vaccinated.
Nurse P Niveda, a native of Puducherry, administered COVAXIN from Bharat Biotech to the prime minister, sources said.
“I took my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in such a short time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,” Modi tweeted after receiving the vaccine.
“I appeal to all those who are eligible to receive the vaccine. Together, let’s make India Covid-19 free!” added.
Covaxin has been indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR).
Besides Covaxin, Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield is the only other vaccine administered in the country.

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