India’s vaccination drive entered its second phase on March 1, 2021. The program has been expanded to include all citizens above 60 years of age and 45+ with comorbidities. Also, the Co-WIN digital platform has been upgraded to its next version and private hospitals included to expand vaccination coverage.
Many leaders in the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Union ministers, state governors and chief ministers, received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.
Here is a list of leaders who were inoculated and what they said –
1. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu was vaccinated at the Government Medical College in Chennai. He also confirmed that he would receive the next dose of the vaccine in 28 days. “Appeal to all citizens eligible for this phase of vaccination, join the campaign against the corona virus and get vaccinated,” the Vice President tweeted.
आज मैने चेन्नई के गवर्नमेंट मेडिकल कॉलेज में कोविड वैक्सीन की पहली खुराक ली। अगली खुराक 28 दिन बाद लगाई जाएगी।
टीकाकरण के इस चरण के पात्र सभी नागरिकों से अपील करता हूं कोरोना वायरस के विरुद्ध अभियान में आगे बढ़ कर शामिल हों और टीका लगवाएं। pic.twitter.com/kfK6RcWEPp
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) March 1, 2021