COVID-19 vaccine: Sharmila Tagore receives her first dose; Amitabh Bachchan 'in queue'


After much wait, vaccines for COVID-19 have been rolled out by the Government of India. Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India are the two companies that are manufacturing and supplying vaccines to the country and some parts of the world. Now, after vaccinating COVID-19 warriors in the first phase, citizens who are above 45 years (with comorbidities) and senior citizens are eligible to take the shot in the ongoing second phase.  

On Saturday, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore took her first COVID-19 vaccine shot in Gurgaon. Her daughter Saba Ali Khan Pataudi shared a picture on her Instagram stories. The actress was seen flashing the victory sign. 

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On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan is awaiting his turn. The veteran actor recently underwent eye surgery and is currently recovering. Mr. Bachchan, on his blog, hinted that he is in the queue for the COVID-19 vaccine. On Saturday, he wrote, "There is now the fear of another strain getting free box office results and that is unnerving .. the vaccination has become mandatory and soon there shall be the conditioning for yours truly to be one such in queue."

The veteran actor had tested positive for COVID-19 in 2020 along with his son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan.

Celebrities like Saif Ali Khan, Satish Shah, Gajraj Rao and others received their first vaccine dose recently.

(Source: Instagram/ Amitabh Bachchan Blog)