Actor-filmmaker and president of newly formed political party Makkal Needhi Maiam President Kamal Haasan received the first dose of the Covid19 vaccine in Chennai on Tuesday in the second phase of India’s vaccine drive.
Kamal Hassan got vaccinated a day after the second phase of the nationwide vaccination drive was launched on Monday.
The Filmmaker and politician Hassan took to Twitter to announce the details of his vaccination and encouraged people to get vaccinated against covid19 as well. He said informed in a tweet that “I took the coronavirus vaccine at Sri Ramachandra Hospital. Those who care not only for themselves but also for others should get vaccinated,” The tweet included a photo of the actor receiving the Jab of the anti-body vaccine.
The party president Hassan also stressed the corruption against vaccination, he further said in the tweet ”Right now, get yourself vaccinated for COVID 19, after which we all can fight against corruption next month.” he said in an apparent reference to the April 6 Assembly elections. Haasan has often alleged the ruling party AIADMK over corruption against whom his party will contest in the single-phase polls.
According to reports, The party, the Makkal Needhi Maiam, has announced that Hassan will contest the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections from a Chennai seat where he will begin his campaign from Wednesday onwards.
As the Second Phase of the Covid19 Vaccination drive started with PM Narendra Modi getting the first jab. Many other politicians and big names from the film industry came forward to take vaccination since the second phase of the drive has begun. Politicians such as Home Minister Amit Shah and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and EAM S Jaishankar has also taken vaccination.
Anybody who is aged 60 and above is eligible to get the vaccination in this second round as are people who are aged 45 and above and have co-morbidities. While the vaccination is given free of cost at the government facilities, people can also get the shots at private hospitals at a nominal charge. If you are eligible you can schedule an appointment at the nearest Vaccine centre through Cowin portal or Arogya Setu.