PM Modi takes first shot of Covid-19 Vaccine, the second phase of vaccination begins today
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday morning at AIIMS, Delhi.
Post receiving his first dose, he tweeted “Took my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS. 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!”
Today, with the country’s PM receiving the vaccine, the nation enters the second phase of the vaccination drive. The registration will start from 9:00 AM for senior citizens( above 60 years of age) and for 45-60 age of people with comorbidities.
Since many states encounter a sudden upsurge in the Covid-19 cases, this phase of the drives aims to cover 30 crores of the priority population who are most vulnerable to the virus.
For receiving the vaccination, an eligible person will have to register on Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through Arogya Setu App.
An individual can register as many as four beneficiaries through one mobile number. However, the beneficiaries will have to produce identity proofs individually.
The center has listed seven different photo identity documents that can be produced by the beneficiaries during the vaccination process. The seven documents are:
- Aadhaar Card/Letter,
- Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC),
- Driving License,
- PAN Card,
- NPR Smart Card and
- Pension Document with a photograph
The first phase of vaccination received a lukewarm response from the people. Though the nation aimed to vaccinate 30 million health workers and frontline warriors but was able to achieve only half of them. The second phase aims to vaccinate a huge number of people.
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