Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heeraben Modi received her first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, 11 March.
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister said:
“Happy to share that my mother has taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine today. I urge everyone to help and motivate people around you who are eligible to take the vaccine.”
PM Modi took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi, on 1 March, as India began its second phase of vaccinations against COVID-19, with people above 60 years of age and those above 45 with co-morbidities eligible to get the jabs.
"Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!" he had tweeted following his inoculation.
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