Bharat Biotech hails PM for taking COVID-19 vaccine, says it will give a huge boost to immunisation campaign

Bharat Biotech hails PM for taking COVID-19 vaccine, says it will give a huge boost to immunisation campaign

Hyderabad, Mar 1 (PTI) The personal example set by Prime
Minister Narendra Modi in taking the first dose of COVID-19
vaccine would give a huge boost to the immunization campaign
against the pandemic, city-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech
said on Monday.
Modi was administered Covaxin, developed by Bharat
Biotech, at the AIIMS in Delhi on the very first day of
expansion of the inoculation drive to cover people aged 60 and
above and those between 45-59 having co-morbidities.
Hailing the Prime Minister for taking the vaccine on the
first day, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech
International Limited Krishna Ella also expressed gratitude to
him for reposing trust in Covaxin.
“We thank the Honble Prime Minister Sh.Narendra Modi for
taking the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine himself and are
deeply appreciative of the gesture. This has set a powerful
example for all Indians to follow, which will go a long way in
reducing vaccine hesitancy and building confidence in
immunization against the ongoing pandemic,” he said.
“We express our sincere gratitude to the Honble Prime
Minister for reposing his trust in the indigenously developed
COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN. We urge all fellow citizens to not
hesitate from taking part in the COVID-19 immunization
programme so that the country can bring an end to this public
health crisis,” Ella said.
After taking the vaccine, Modi appealed to all those who
are eligible to get inoculated.
Nurse P Niveda, who hails from Puducherry, administered
Bharat Biotech”s COVAXIN to the prime minister, sources said.
“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,” Modi
tweeted after taking the vaccine shot.
“I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the
vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!” he added.
Covaxin has been indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech
in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research
(ICMR).
Besides Covaxin, Oxford-AstraZeneca”s Covishield is the
other vaccine being administered in the country. PTI SJR
VS VS

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