Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday received the first dose of Covid 19 vaccine at Public Health Centre (PHC) Sankhali in North Goa.
Speaking to reporters, he congratulated the Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi for introducing the vaccination drive across the nation against Covid 19.
He said the people should continue to practice social distancing, wearing of mask and using sanitisation to prevent spread of Covid 19.
Later, in a tweet, he also urged all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated.
”Received the first dose for #COVID19 vaccine today at PHC Sankhali. I once again to all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated. Let us together eradicate #COVID19 from Goa,” he said.
Since March 1, 2021, the state has begun vaccinating persons above 60 years of age and those between 45 to 59 with co-morbidities at government hospitals.