Sharing the news on his social media account, PM Modi encouraged the people to get the vaccine and defeat the virus.
Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today.Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat th… https://t.co/rRoj8FWnPh
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1617846528000
The two nurses who administered the Covid-19 vaccine to PM Modi are – P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab. Niveda was also involved in administering him the first shot on March 1.
Sister Nisha, who vaccinated PM Modi for the first time today said that it was a memorable moment to meet and vaccinate him.
“I have given the second dose of Covaxin to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. He spoke to us. It was a memorable moment for me as I got to meet him and vaccinate him, “Sister Nisha said, reported ANI.
On Wednesday, India opened its vaccination drive for everyone above 45-year-old. India had started its vaccination drive against the coronavirus on January 16 by prioritizing health and frontline workers.
As of Thursday, India has administered more than 9 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses across the country and has also ranked the fastest vaccinating country in the world with a daily average of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday.
India has surpassed the US which is vaccinating 30.93 lakh people per day on an average.
Meanwhile, in an effort to expand the vaccination drive, the government has also allowed Covid vaccination at workplaces starting April 11.
India recorded 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest-ever single-day surge since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall tally to 12,801,785 on Wednesday, according to the health ministry. The country presently has 843,473 active cases.
(With inputs from agencies)