Telangana BJP leader P Sudhakara Reddy on Wednesday took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
"The COVID-19 vaccine is completely safe," Reddy said appealing to people to take the vaccine shots.
"I feel very happy after receiving the vaccine shot against COVID-19. I have faith in the vaccine. I appeal to people to come forward and receive the vaccine for your safety as well as the safety of others," the BJP leader told .
Reddy also appealed to people 'not to fall prey to the rumours being spread against COVID-19 vaccines.
"Every Indian should feel proud that India has been a role model to the world in controlling the COVID-19 situation," he added.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi and appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated.
Following the PM, several Union Ministers, including Amit Shah, S Jaishakar, Jitendra Singh, also received their first vaccine jabs.
India commenced its second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities against the coronavirus from March 1.
( With inputs from ANI )
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