New Delhi: Veteran actor Dharmendra, on Wednesday (January 12), revealed that he has received his COVID-19 booster shot or precaution dose, an additional dose of a vaccine given after the original shot. Sharing the video of himself getting COVID-19 booster dose on social media, the 86-year-old actor wrote, “Friends, humble request, please take the booster dose.” In the same video, the actor is seen with a team of doctors. Before the nurse gives him the precaution dose, the actor says, “Booster le raha hu, booster. Sab ko lena chahiye. (Taking a booster dose. Everyone should take it).”
After getting his booster shot, the actor said, he didn’t feel any pain and urged people to wear a mask even after getting vaccinated.
Take a look at the video here:
Many fans reacted to the video in the comments section on social media. On Twitter, Dr Sandesh Gulhane from Glasgow commented saying, “Thank you for promoting the booster vaccine. It will save your life. Here in the UK you’re 12.5 times more likely to end up in hospital with COVID if you are unvaccinated! Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines are our way out of the pandemic.”
Thank for promoting the booster vaccine
It will save your life
Here in the UK you’re 12.5 times more likely to end up in hospital with COVID if you are unvaccinated!!!
Vaccines are safe
Vaccines are effective
Vaccines are our way out of the pandemic
— Dr Sandesh Gulhane MSP (@Sandeshgulhane) January 12, 2022
Another user wrote, “So happy Sir you got the booster dose done. Waiting for my number as per government guidelines. You take good care of yourself Sir. Love you so much Sir”
So happy Sir you got the booster dose done ✅
Waiting for my number as per Govt Guidelines
You take good care of yourself Sir
Love you so much Sir ❤️????????
— Salim Siddiqui (@SalimSidique) January 12, 2022
Last year the actor shared a video from his vaccination session on social media and captioned it as, “Tweet karte karte… Josh aa gaya … Aur main nikal gaya vaccination lene… It’s definitely not a show off… but to inspire you all.” The veteran actor signed off his tweet with these words: “Friends, please take care.”
Take a look at the tweet here:
Tweet karte karte…. josh aa gaya …aur main nikal gaya….vaccination lene …. it’s definitely not a show off…but to inspire you all….. Friends, please take care ???? pic.twitter.com/gp4lQAZr1l
— Dharmendra Deol (@aapkadharam) March 19, 2021
Booster Dose: COVID-19 Vaccination In India
Currently, all three COVID-19 vaccines being administered in India – Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V – are two-dose vaccines. On January 10, India rolled out precaution doses for healthcare workers, frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities. As of January 12, 8pm (IST), 26.23 lakh precaution doses have been administered in India.
A precautionary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is said to provide additional protection against COVID-19. This comes at a time when India is witnessing the third wave of the pandemic.
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