Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Tuesday received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the government medical college hospital
here as the second phase of the vaccination drive progressed in the State.
The 64-year-old minister later appealed to everyone to take part in the government programme.
Besides KK Shailaja, her cabinet colleague E Chandrasekharan also received the jab from the same hospital.
Earlier, Minister of Ports and Museums, Kadannappally Ramachandran (76) got the shot from a hospital in his home district, Kannur.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his other cabinet colleagues, belonging to the prescribed age group targeted in the second phase, are also expected to take the vaccine in the coming days.
KK Shailaja, who won global recognition for her effective intervention in containing the pandemic in the state in the initial phase of the virus outbreak, had on Monday indicated that she would get vaccinated soon.