New Delhi: Former Prime Minister D Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur took the first dose of COVID19 vaccine at AIIMS today.
AIIMS is stocking the made-in-India COVAXIN for administration.
Singh took the vaccine shot soon after the phase three efficacy data for COVAXIN became available showing the shot to be 81 per cent effective and at par with other global frontrunners.
Singh is the topmost Congress leader yet to take his vaccine shot.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, although eligible, has not got inoculated so far.