GUWAHATI, April 8: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took his first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here on Thursday.
After receiving the jab, Sonowal urged all eligible persons of the state to get vaccinated and continue following safety precautions.
Sonowal said vaccines are safe and it will help in defeating the pandemic.
“Took my first shot of #COVID19 vaccine at GMCH. Vaccines are safe and will help us defeat this pandemic. I urge all eligible persons of the state to get vaccinated and continue following safety precautions,” Sonowal tweeted.
Early on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. The Prime Minister took his first dose of the indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin on March 1.
“Got my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is one of the few measures we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon,” Modi said in a tweet.