For more than two months now, India has been vaccinating citizens against COVID-19. Even as the deadly virus continues to claim lives and affect thousands, more than 2.5 crore people have already received the jab. Presently, senior citizens and those above the age of 45 with certain comorbidities are eligible for inoculation.
Over the last few days prominent politicians, businessmen and other well known personalities have shared their vaccination stories, posting updates as they got themselves inoculated. And today, it was the turn of philanthropist and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata.
"Very thankful to have gotten my first vaccination shot today. It was effortless and painless. I truly hope everyone can be immunised and protected soon," he tweeted on Saturday morning.
Since then, the post has garnered more than 50 thousand likes, shares and comments. The industrialist did not elaborate on which vaccine he had received or where he had been innoculated.
At the beginning of March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had kicked off this trend, as well as this round of the vaccination drive, with a photo of himself getting injected with Covaxin.
"Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS," PM Modi tweeted with a picture of himself receiving the jab and urged all eligible Indians to get themselves vaccinated.
"Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!" he wrote.