Pooja Makkar, first Indian woman journalist to take coronavirus vaccine

Zee News reporter Pooja Makkar, who became the first Indian woman journalist to receive the indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin’, said on Tuesday that she is completely fine and normal.

Pooja Makkar said, “It has been 20 hours since I took the coronavirus vaccine Covaxin. I am completely fine. I am completely normal.” Seeking to dispel rumours about the indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine, she urged people not to believe in those rumours. “It (vaccine) is completely safe. There is nothing to worry about it. I urge people to have faith in the government. This vaccine has been developed to keep the people of Indian safe,” Pooja Makkar said.

When asked about any physical or internal impact post-vaccination, she bravely stated in front of the camera that she is not having any problem so far. nAfter 28 days, she will get another shot of Covaxin as this is needed twice to remain safe against the deadly pandemic. Pooja remained on the frontline while covering all aspects related to the deadly virus. Notably, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has recently provided emergency use approval of the two coronavirus vaccines.

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