New Delhi, Jan 16: AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria Saturday joined scores of health-care workers across the country who were administered Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive.

 Dr Guleria said mild in-fection or adverse reaction after vaccination is a good sign be-cause it shows the immune sys-of the body is reacting to the vaccine and creating antibodies. Moments after Prime Minister Narezdra Modi launched the vac-cination drive across the country the jab was administered to the AIIMS chief on live telecast.

 Dr Guleria was the third person to take the shot. The first jab was ad-ministered to a sanitation worker named Manish Kumar who be-came the first to be vaccinated at AIIMS in the country. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Dr VK Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy, were also pres-

p ent at AIIMS. Both Dr Paul and Dr Guleria received the Covaxin jab. However, Vardhan was not vaccinated Saturday “I will get it when the time will come,” said Vardhan. After a gap of nearly an hour, Dr Guleria appeared before the media to share his personal ex-perience after vaccination.

He said he was feeling absolutely fine and he had no adverse reac-tion even after one-and-a-half hour of receiving the vaccine jab. He emphasised that there are absolutely no issues associated with the safety of both vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield – and people should not at all be wor-ried about vaccination. 

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