Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday took his first dose of an anti-coronavirus vaccine at the civil hospital in Mohali and appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated.
"I got my first shot of #Covid 19 vaccine today. I urge all above 60 years of age or above 45 years with co-morbidities to get the vaccination dose as soon as possible. We all need to come together to defeat #Covid 19 and I'm sure we will.#MissionFateh," the chief minister tweeted.
Mr Singh was administered the vaccine by auxiliary nurse and midwife Manpreet at the hospital.
I got my first shot of #Covid19 vaccine today. I urge all above 60 years of age or above 45 years with co-morbidities to get the vaccination done as soon as possible. We all need to come together to defeat #Covid19 and I'm sure we will. #MissionFatehpic.twitter.com/QmqgIP2XcD— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 5, 2021
His media advisor Raveen Thukral in a tweet said, "Punjab CM got his first jab of #CovidVaccine at civil hospital Mohali."
The chief minister after being vaccinated said "it was painless and I am feeling fine", according to Mr Thukral's tweet.
The advisor also posted a short video in which Manpreet is seen administering the vaccine to the chief minister.
Cabinet ministers Balbir Singh Sidhu, OP Soni and Rana Sodhi and the chief minister's personal doctor, Vijay Kumar Harjai, were among those present during the vaccination.
The central government had last week announced that everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals.
Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu.