It is still not clear if the President took Bharat Biotech's Covaxin or Oxford AstraZeneca’s Covishield.
President Kovind thanked all doctors, nurses, health workers and administrators who are successfully implementing the largest vaccination drive in history. Photo: Rashtrapati Bhavan/Twitter
President Ram Nath Kovind received his first dose of the Covid vaccine at Delhi’s RR hospital on Wednesday. According to a PTI report, the President was accompanied by his daughter at the Army hospital. The official Twitter handle of the President confirmed the development in a social media post. Two photos were also posted along with a message for the citizen of the country to take part in the mass vaccination drive. The President received the vaccination two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi got his corona jab at the AIIMS on Monday. The second phase of the mass vaccination drive has opened the slots for the general public after the first phase focused on healthcare and frontline workers. In the second phase, anyone above the age of 60 can book the vaccination slot on the government portal. Those who are 45+ need to show a certificate about the comorbid conditions to get the Covid shot.
President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by his daughter, was administered the COVID-19 vaccine at the Army R&R Hospital, Delhi, today. pic.twitter.com/xf6VQ6pIwS
Among other leaders who got vaccinated include Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. In a related development, the health ministry bulletin on Thursday said that India added more than 14,000 fresh cases of the Covid-19 infections. The nationally tally has seen a steady rise in last 15 day.