India’s Modi tweets picture getting COVID vaccine’s first shot | Coronavirus pandemic Information
The Indian Prime Minister urges every eligible person to get vaccinated to rid the country of the new coronavirus.
India’s prime minister tweeted a photo of himself receiving a first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19.
70-year-old Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took off his mask to smile for the photo, said in a tweet that he is calling on anyone eligible to receive the vaccine to rid India of the new coronavirus.
“I took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS,” Modi tweeted on Monday, referring to the hospital at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the capital, New Delhi.
“I appeal to everyone who is eligible to take the vaccine. Let’s make India COVID-19 free together, ”added the Indian leader.
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 period of time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.
I appeal to everyone who is eligible to take the vaccine. Let’s make India COVID-19 free together! pic.twitter.com/5z5cvAoMrv
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 1, 2021
India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination campaign beyond healthcare and frontline workers, offering the shots to the elderly and those with conditions that put them at risk.
People who can be vaccinated now include people over 60 as well as people over 45 who have illnesses like heart disease or diabetes that make coronavirus infections more dangerous.