He took the shot in Chennai on morning of January 22.
Dr C Vijayabaskar requested all to get vaccinated and safeguard themselves from COVID-19 pandemic.
Billed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase.
The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16 (Saturday).
Tamil Nadu health minister C Vijayabaskar voluntarily took the vaccine Covaxin at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai. Vijayabaskar, who is a doctor and a member of the IMA, had earlier said that he was taking the vaccine to instill confidence in the people about the vaccine. Opposition parties have been raising concerns about the efficacy of Covaxin. ‘I got my covaxin shot! Thanks to the team @gmcrgggh for the seamless experience. Appeal everyone to do it when your turn comes. Let's end #Covid19 together,’ Vijayabaskar tweeted after getting the jab. India launched the world’s biggest vaccination drive on 16th of January, 2021 after two vaccines were given approval by authorities. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan hailed scientists and doctors for their work in Covid-19 vaccine development. He said vaccines will be provided to the people of the country in the next few days. Harsh Vardhan was speaking during his visit to Rajiv Gandhi Govt General Hospital in Chennai. He reviewed arrangements for vaccine dry run which is taking place on Friday. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar was also present on the occasion. The second round of nationwide dry run is being held on Friday. The mock drill will be conducted across as many as 33 states. UP, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh will not be participating in this dry run. The three states have already conducted dry run in all their districts.
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Arvind Kejriwal slams BJP saying the party has failed to govern the municipal corporations in Delhi. Karnataka Minister resigns on moral grounds after tape scandal. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray slams BJP and RSS. In a statement made by Bharat Biotech, the biotechnology company claims that the Covaxin is 81 percent effective in preventing Covid and can work against the UK variant of the virus. TMC meets Election Commission over PM's photo on vaccine documents
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Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, 'COVAXIN' has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. "Today is an important day for us, country and Indian science. COVAXIN has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of around 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. The trials involved 25,800 subjects, the largest ever conducted in India, in partnership with ICMR," Bharat Biotech chairman Dr Krishna Ella.
Chennai custom officials seized gold & apple gadgets worth Rupees 1.88 crore at the airport. 3.42 kilograms of gold worth Rs 1.60 crore was seized, while Apple gadgets including iPhones, Airpods, watches were also seized. Three people have been arrested by authorities in the case. Watch the full video for all the details.
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India captain Virat Kohli has reacted angrily to ongoing debates around the pitch in Ahmedabad, blaming England’s two-day defeat in the third Test solely on “a bizarre display of batting”.Kohli has overseen two successive thumping victories on big-spinning surfaces since England took the series opener in gentler conditions in Chennai, concluding in a two-day finish last week.There has been no shortage of critique around the pitches, though much of the argument has settled along partisan lines, with most of the disapproval coming from outside India and the case for the defence coming from within the home camp.
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President of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), MK Stalin on his 68th birthday, paid floral tribute to his father and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M Karunanidhi at his memorial in Chennai on March 01. Stalin also paid tribute to DMK founder CN Annadurai in Chennai today.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) has allotted six seats to its ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) to contest in upcoming assembly elections. Thirumavalavan said, "It is important to go along with Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) in this assembly polls as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are targeting Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the absence of Kalaignar and Jayalalithaa. We won't allow them to come to power and develop here. We shouldn't break DMK led alliance." "We have signed for 6 seats with DMK today," VCK chief added. Tamil Nadu will go to polls on April 6.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the controversy comparing one vaccine to other has also been laid to rest. He..
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS in New Delhi. PM Mod also appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry,..
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