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J&K LG Manoj Sinha receives the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine | India News


JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday administered the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Jammu. Sinha received her first injection when the country’s vaccination campaign was expanded to include people aged 60 and over and those aged 45 and over with certain medical conditions.
LG urged all eligible individuals to come forward and receive their dose of the vaccine.
“I took the vaccine today. It was a smooth process. I urge all eligible people to come forward and receive their dose of the vaccine. The vaccines are safe and I congratulate all the scientists for producing the vaccine,” Sinha told ANI .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started on March 1 the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the country upon receiving the vaccine.
India began on March 1 its second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign to inoculate people over 60 and over 45 with coronavirus comorbidities.
Several prominent political leaders, including Interior Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, have already been vaccinated.
According to the Ministry of Health, to date a total of 1,66,16,048 doses of vaccine have been delivered to beneficiaries in the country against Covid-19.
Meanwhile, up to 17,407 new Covid-19 cases and 89 deaths were reported in India in the past 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported on Thursday.

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