India head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday took the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. He shared the experience on Twitter. He sent out a big thanks to medical professionals and scientists for empowering India during these tough times. He was also impressed by the professionalism at Apollo Ahmedabad.
“Thank you to the amazing medical professionals & scientists for empowering India against the pandemic. Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team at Apollo, Ahmedabad in dealing with COVID-19 vaccination,” he stated on Twitter.
Got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the amazing medical professionals & scientists for empowering India 🇮🇳 against the pandemic.
Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team at Apollo, Ahmedabad in dealing with COVID-19 vaccination pic.twitter.com/EI29kMdoDF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 2, 2021
Ravi Shastri received the shot in Ahmedabad where team India is lodged for the Test match and T20I series.
Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.
On March 1, the centre allowed both government and private hospitals to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to those who are above the age of 45 years and declared with co-morbidities.
India has given approval to AstraZeneca-developed and India produced Covishied and Covaxin of Bharat Biotech.
A person needs to take at least two shots of the vaccine after a gap of one month. The antibody will start to form in the body against the coronavirus only 15 days after the second jab.
The country has so far provided vaccine jabs to all the healthcare workers and the front line warriors are likely to receive shots in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said the Olympic bound athletes will get the vaccine jab in the coming days.
Since India will conduct the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2021), the government could provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all the players, including overseas players playing in the cash-rich league.
Team India is currently placed in a bio-secure bubble for the ongoing England tour of India.
More to follow…