President Kovind gets Covid vaccine today

Chennai: After Prime Minister Modi received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind will be administered the first dose at the Army hospital (Research and Referral) in New Delhi today.

President Kovind had earlier said it was a matter of immense pride that India is conducting the world’s largest vaccination programme.

‘Both the vaccines rolled out under this programme are produced indigenously’, he had said.

While the PM had taken a dose of the home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), it remains to be seen which vaccine will be administered to the President.

In the second phase of the country’s vaccination campaign, people above 60, and those who are over 45 and suffering from co-morbidities, are being inoculated.

 

NT Bureau