Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be taking covid-19 vaccineshot in the second phase. He is likely to get the shot in March or April.
India is currently administering vaccines to around 3 crore healthcare and frontline workers.
The country has vaccinated 7,86,842 healthcare workers since the commencement of the nation-wide vaccination drive on January 16. In the second phase, it is the turn of those above 50 and people with comorbidities to take shots.
"The priority of vaccination has been decided as per the advice of the experts and scientific community after consultation with the States. Health workers, from both government and private sector, will be the first ones to receive the vaccine. Along with them, Safai Karmacharis, other Front Line Workers, police and paramilitary, Home Guards, Disaster Management Volunteers and other jawans in Civil Defence, and Revenue Officials associated with containment and surveillance, will also receive the vaccine in the first stage," PM Modi had said.
Across the world, people like Joe Biden, Kamla Harris have already taken the shots, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon join the league of state leaders taking the jabs.