Rajnath Singh receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

02-03-2021

New Delhi, Mar 2 (UNI) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine here at R R Hospital. 
The Defence Minister received the vaccine jab on the second day of second phase of nationwide vaccination drive against the COVID-19. 
In a tweet, the Defence Minister said, 'The first dosage of COVID-19 vaccine was administered to me at RR Hospital today. India's resolve for making the country COVID free has been strengthened by this inoculation drive. The Vaccine is completely safe and hassle free.' 
'I salute the efforts of India’s scientists and doctors who developed the Vaccine in a short span of time. I also thank the Doctors and paramedic staff at the RR Hospital for the vaccination. I urge everyone who is eligible to take the vaccine and make India COVID free,' Mr Singh said in another tweet.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 and vaccination of the frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2. 
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination has commenced on Monday for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.