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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh Takes First Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine at RR Hospital | India News


NEW DELHI: Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh took the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the RR Hospital in the national capital on Tuesday.
“The first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine was administered to me today at RR Hospital. India’s determination to make the country Covid-free has been strengthened by this inoculation campaign. The vaccine is completely safe and uncomplicated.” the defense minister tweeted.
“I appreciate the efforts of the Indian scientists and doctors who developed the vaccine in a short period of time. I also thank the doctors and paramedical staff at RR Hospital for the vaccination. I urge all who qualify to be vaccinate and make India Covid free, “Singh added.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of Covaxin, the indigenous coronavirus vaccine developed by biotech firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council for Medical Research.
Shortly after receiving the jab, he tweeted: “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,” he added.
The second phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination campaign for age-appropriate population groups (people over 60 years old and people with comorbidities over 45 years old began on Monday with the Union Ministry of Health calling the persons eligible to obtain an appointment at the respective hospitals in the country.

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