As India widens its vaccine net to those who are 45 and older, a number of politicians and celebrities took their first dose of the vaccine on April 1. Author Chetan Bhagat took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Bhabha Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai. "The vaccine is the only way out. Lockdowns work up to a point. We have seen a lot of second waves and third waves coming but the vaccine works, the data also shows that," Mr Bhagat said.