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Indian Prime Minister receives homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

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India’s PM, Narendra Modi has tweeted a photo of himself taking the first dose of a homegrown COVID-19 jab.

In a tweet on Monday, He encouraged every eligible citizen to receive the jab in a struggle to get rid of the virus in India.

“Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS”, the PM tweeted.

“I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free”.

India has recorded the second highest number of COVID-19 infections after the United States and so far, the country has vaccinated over 12 million health and frontline workers.

India is now moving her vaccination program from health and frontline workers to older people and those vulnerable to the virus (people with health diseases, diabetes).

At government hospitals, the vaccine will be given for free. It will however be sold for 250 rupees at over 10,000 private hospitals.

 

 

 

Zaynab Oyedeji

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