NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine in the second stage of the ongoing mass vaccination drive in the country. Sources said that the PM and all other chief ministers will be administered the COVID-19 vaccine dose after the first phase of vaccination ends.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on January 16 launched India’s vaccination drive against the coronavirus. PM Narendra Modi had urged citizens not to ignore the second dose of the vaccine and told them to ignore rumours about the efficacy of the vaccine.
The Union Health Ministry said that 1,91,181 people were vaccinated across India on the first day of the drive.
The Prime Minister asked citizens not to ignore the second dose of the vaccine and said that 30 crore people would be inoculated by the second phase of vaccination.
The Centre has issued guidelines to states and Union Territories. It said vaccination is allowed only for those who are above the age of 18 years. Women who are pregnant or not sure of their pregnancy and lactating mothers should not receive the jibe.
India registered 15,158 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the overall count to 1,05,42,841. The country’s toll rose by 175 to 1,52,093. India’s active cases stood at 2,11,033, while the number of recoveries reached 1,01,79,715.