Ambala: Haryana Health Minister and BJP leader Anil Vij, who had offered to be the first volunteer in the phase three trials for potential coronavirus vaccine Covaxin, has been administered a trial dose on Friday.
Vij was administered the trial dose at the Civil Hospital at Ambala Cantt, the BJP leader said on Twitter.
Earlier in a tweet, Anil Vij said: “I will be administered a trial dose of Coronavirus vaccine #Covaxin a Bharat Biotech product Tomorrow at 11 am at Civil hospital, Ambala Cantt under the expert supervision of a team of doctors from PGI Rohtak and Health Department. I have volunteered to take the trial dose.”
On 18 November, the Ambala Cantt MLA had said the third phase of the trial of Covaxin will begin in Haryana on 20 November and had offered to be the first volunteer to get vaccinated.
“Trial for third phase of Covaxin a coronavirus vaccine product of Bhart Biotech to start in Haryana on 20th November. I have offered myself as first volunteer to get vaccinated,” Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted.