A 104-year-old man was administered the primary dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine at Sir Gangaram Hospital (SGRH) in Delhi on Saturday (March 6).
The beneficiary was given the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) `Covishield’ vaccine which didn’t trigger him any aspect impact, the hospital authorities mentioned.
“Tulsi Das Chawla did not face any problem or adverse effects, after being vaccinated at our hospital,” SGRH officers mentioned.
Chawla is a resident of Delhi’s Patel Nagar and on the age of 104, he leads an energetic life and does not endure from any main co-morbidities.
The centenarian mentioned that he was in Indian Foreign Service from where he retired in 1975. He was posted in numerous international locations like United States of America, Netherlands, Pakistan and Africa.
Chawla additionally appealed to everybody to return ahead and take the vaccine shot.
“I urge everyone who is eligible to come forward and take the vaccine jab. It is totally safe.”
D.S. Rana, Chairman, SGRH mentioned that the hospital has been witnessing an enormous enthusiasm amongst residents over 60 years of age.
“Chawla is an inspiration to all of us to come forward with out any hesitation for the Covid vaccination,” he added.
Meanwhile, the hospital inoculated 476 beneficiaries on Saturday.
On Friday, a 101-year-old girl obtained her first Covid vaccine shot at New Delhi Municipal Council’s (NDMC) Charak Palika Hospital.
The vaccination’s part III has been dominated by senior residents.
So far, 1,94,97,704 doses of corona vaccine have been administered within the nation for the reason that roll out of the immunisation drive from January 16.