PM Modi Sends Key Message While Taking Covaxin Injection | India News
He also became the first person to be inoculated in the second phase of the vaccination campaign, which is intended for people over 60 years of age and for people over 45 with comorbidities.
The prime minister received the injection early in the morning, at 6.25 am to be precise, at AIIMS to avoid inconvenience to the general public.
He was monitored for about 30 minutes before leaving the hospital.
At 7.06 am, he tweeted about getting vaccinated. He said: “I took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in a short time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to receive the vaccine. Together, let’s make India COVID-19 free! ”
I took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in qui… https://t.co/BRITi5BPrX
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1614562595000
The prime minister, who will receive the second dose in 28 days, sent several messages upon receiving the vaccine on Monday:
Between the two vaccines available in India, PM Modi was administered Covaxin from Bharat Biotech, which was developed indigenously in the country. It has been vigorously promoting “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” (Self-sufficient India) since the shutdown that was imposed on March 25 last year.
It has also been publicizing the “Vocal for local” initiative in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Your vaccine seeks to convey the independent message of India.
There has been skepticism in certain quarters regarding the vaccination campaign. Some people hesitate to get vaccinated due to apprehensions about its supposed side effects.
By leading the country in receiving the vaccine, Prime Minister Modi seeks to dispel such apprehensions and doubts in the minds of that section of society.
Some people had also asked why the prime minister was not vaccinated, but he encouraged others to do the same. With the latest development, this problem has also been addressed. The prime minister did not “jump the tail” because the ‘Corona Warriors’ were being inoculated in the first phase.
However, Modi, 70, was the first person to get vaccinated when citizens over 60 were already eligible.
There was also political symbolism.
PM Modi was given the injection by two nurses: Sister P Niveda from Puducherry and Sister Rosamma Anil from Kerala.
He was also seen wearing an Assam ‘gamchha’ (scarf). The scarf is considered auspicious and blessed by the women of the state. All of these three states will go to the polls later this month.