Prime Minister Narendra Modi took second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, and asked those eligible for the shot to take it soon to defeat the virus.
He had taken his first jab on March 1 at the hospital.
‘Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on CoWin.gov.in,’ he tweeted.
The prime minister also posted a picture of his receiving the jab.
Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today.
Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 8, 2021
Modi has taken Covaxin, India’s homegrown vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech.
Official sources said the two nurses who administered the vaccine to the prime minister are P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab.
The two nurses shared their experiences while speaking to ANI . Niveda was also involved in administering him the first shot on March 1.
I am the vaccinator who gave the first dose of COVAXIN to PM Narendra Modi. Today I got another opportunity to meet him & vaccinate him for the second time. I was elated again. He spoke to us, we even clicked pictures with him: Sister P Niveda who vaccinated PM Modi.
I have given the second dose of COVAXIN to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. He spoke to us. It was a memorable moment for me as I got to meet him and vaccinate him, said Sister Nisha Sharma who inoculated PM Modi .