NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to get vaccinated in the second phase of the Covid inoculation drive. All Chief Ministers, MPs and MLAs above 50 will also receive vaccines.
On January 16, the nationwide vaccination drive was launched with healthcare and other frontline workers of the coronavirus fight receiving jabs of two vaccines – Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
In the second phase, it is the turn of those above 50 and people with comorbidities to take shots.
However, the vaccination drive in the country faced strong opposition on many fronts with several states, healthcare workers refusing to take the vaccine shots.
The PM has asked all to avoid confusion and rumours and to trust the vaccine and the efforts of the scientists.
The government has reported hospitalisation from side effects in only 0.002% of vaccine recipients. “Adverse events” have been reported in 0.18 percent of recipients.
In Assam also, at least three cases of ‘adverse effects’ were reported and they were being kept under observation.