Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawantreceived his first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 at aprimary health centre near here on Wednesday.
The 47-year-old politician is a trained medicaldoctor and comes under the category of health professionals.
A nurse explained the inoculation procedure to Sawantbefore he received the jab at the primary health centre inSankhalim in North Goa district.
Talking to reporters after getting inoculated, Sawantsaid people should not be afraid of taking the vaccine.
“I took the jab to bolster peoples trust in thevaccine,” he said, adding that there are no major complaintsfrom people who have received the vaccine shots.
Sawant said even after getting vaccinated, peopleshould continue to follow social distancing, wear mask and usesanitiser to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
He congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for thevaccination drive currently underway in the country.
The nationwide inoculation drive began January 16 andit was expanded on March 1 to vaccinate people above 60 yearsof age and those in the age bracket of 45 to 59 with co-morbidities.
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