Ravi Shastri gets a shot of vaccine: “India empowered”

2nd March 2021

2nd March 2021

Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Apollo Hospital in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. 

Sharing a picture of himself getting vaccinated, Shastri thanked the "amazing medical professionals and scientists" for empowering India against the pandemic.

"Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben and her team at Apollo, Ahmedabad in dealing with COVID-19 vaccination," he wrote. 

Shastri, 58, is currently with the Indian team in Ahmedabad where the fourth Test match between India and England will be played from Thursday at the Narendra Modi Stadium. 

India is leading the series 2-1 after defeating the visitors by 10 wickets in a match that lasted less than two days. 

A total of 1,28,630 beneficiaries over 60 years of age and 18,850 aged 45 and above with co-morbidities took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, according to a provisional report of the Union Health Ministry as the cumulative number of vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 1.47 crore.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with the inoculation of healthcare workers, while the vaccination of the frontline workers (FLWs) started from February 2.

 

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