Arvind Kejriwal, Parents Get Vaccinated For Covid-19
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today got vaccinated at New Delhi's Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Hospital today, three days after Phase II of India's nationwide Covid-19 inoculation drive began. He was administered Covishield. Mr Kejriwals parents Gobind Ram Kejriwal and Gita Devi, too, got their injections, along with him.
All three received their first dose in the morning today. Covishield is manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute and developed in partnership with Oxford University and pharma giant AstraZeneca. Russia's Sputnik-V and Cadila Healthcare's ZyCov-D, too, are likely to enter the market shortly.
"My parents and I have taken a jab of Covid-19 vaccine at LNJP Hospital. We took Covishield. We don't have any problems (after vaccination) and are in good health," Mr Kejriwal said after receiving the first dose. "I appeal to those who are eligible for vaccination to come forward to take the vaccine. There are good facilities at LNJP hospital. There is no need to fear. Doubts in people's mind (about vaccine) no longer exist."