Union Minister Ramdas Athawale took the first shot of covid vaccine in Mumbai.
Athawale was administered Covaxin, the Indian-researched and produced anti-Covid-19 vaccine.
Covaxin is produced by Bharat Biotech at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.
The union minister’s wife Seema Athawale also took the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine.
Athawale and his wife took the vaccine at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital on Friday.
“I took Covid-19 vaccine today at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital along with my wife.
I appeal to everyone to go ahead and take the vaccine against Covid-19,” Athawale said.
India opened up the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive from March 1, 2021.
Those over 60 years and within 45-59 years with co-morbidities are being vaccinated.