In a tweet, the Union Minister hailed the Chief Minister for taking the jab and said that the move will inspire confidence in the public towards the indigenous vaccine.
The Petroleum Minister also appealed to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine for “COVID-19 free India”.
Commend Sh. @Naveen_Odisha ji's pro-active stance towards the national vaccination drive.
CM Odisha taking the jab just after PM Modi will inspire confidence in the public towards #MadeInIndia vaccines.
Urge all eligible people in the country to get vaccinated. #CovidMuktBharat https://t.co/bqHJ967f0r — Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) March 1, 2021
Pradhan’s statement came just after the Chief Minister took Bharat Biotech's Covaxin at Odisha Assembly Dispensary here this morning.
Notably, the nationwide COVID-19 Vaccination phase to cover senior citizens and people above 45 years with co-morbidities started from today onwards.