Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev receives first jab of COVID-19 vaccine

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Mar 03, 2021, 04:16 PM(IST)

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev receives first jab of COVID-19 vaccine Photograph:( ANI )

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Former Indian all-rounder received the first dose from Fortis Hospital.

India's world-cup winning captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday received the first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine. Former Indian all-rounder received the first dose from Fortis Hospital. 

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Recently, Team India's Head Coach received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The former all-rounder took to Twitter to share the image of him receiving the first dose. 

"Got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the amazing medical professionals & scientists for empowering India against the pandemic," Shastri tweeted along with a photo of him getting the vaccination shot. 

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Health authorities in India's national capital are set for the rollout of the second phase of the inoculation drive amid a decline in COVID-19 cases witnessed in the last two months.

Over 13,000 beneficiaries had received the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, the health department said. More than 3.6 lakh beneficiaries have received the vaccine since the inoculation drive began a month ago in Delhi.

Health officials said although vaccination will be free at government centres in the capital, a set charge with a cap of Rs 250 per dose can be taken by private facilities.

Under the nationwide vaccination drive launched on January 16, a total of 4,319 health workers were administered the shots at 81 centres across Delhi on the first day.

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