Coronavirus Vaccination: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Wife Nutan Goel Get Anti-Covid Shot Of Covaxin

Coronavirus Vaccination: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Wife Nutan Goel Get Anti-Covid Shot Of Covaxin

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Coronavirus: Dr Harsh Vardhan and his wife received their jabs at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, a day after the second phase of the mega vaccination drive against the virus began in India. Dr Vardhan received his jab of the indigenous Covaxin in front of cameras at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. His wife Nutan Goel too was vaccinated.

The minister and wife paid Rs. 250 each, the capped fee for Covid vaccine shot at private institutes.

As per protocol, they were kept under observation for 30 minutes after the inoculation. "Me and my wife...neither of us have experienced any side-effects so far," he told reporters. "I appeal to all those who are above 60 and above 45 with comorbidities. Please go ahead and get vaccinated either at government or private hospitals."

He said the vaccines will prove to be "sanjeevani for all of us", referring to the mythological plant that is believed to have powers to cure all diseases.

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