Today News Online Service
New Delhi, March 4
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and wife Gursharan Kaur on Thursday took the first shots of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, New Delhi.
AIIMS is stocking the made-in-India COVAXIN for administration.
Singh took the vaccine shot soon after the phase three efficacy data for COVAXIN became available showing the shot to be 81 per cent effective and at par with other global frontrunners.
Singh is the topmost Congress leader yet to take his vaccine shot.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, although eligible, has not got inoculated so far.
Singh is 88-years-old, while Sonia is 74. Both fall in the 60-plus category for which inoculations are underway.