DMK President MK Stalin received his vaccine shot at a private hospital in Chennai. He was accompanied by his wife Durga Stalin. As part of the second phase of the vaccination drive, people over the age of 60 as well as those above 45 years with comorbidities are being administered vaccines at both government and private hospitals.
After taking the vaccine, Stalin said “I took the first shot of Covid -19 vaccination. I thank the scientific world for tirelessly and successfully giving us a vaccine within a short period. We all should continuously take efforts to maintain and protect our good health.”
In addition to self-registration on the Co-WIN 2.0 portal, the Tamil Nadu government has also permitted on-site-walk-in-registration. However, the type of the vaccine Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin or Serum Institute of India’s Covishield would not be disclosed at the time of appointment. People can decide on the vaccination centre and the date when the vaccine slots are available. An appointment ticket would be generated for the beneficiaries to take the vaccine. They would get their second dose of the vaccine on the 29th day from the date of appointment of the first dose.