Bengal, 2nd December: State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim has volunteered to take the first shot of Covaxin at NICED. Hopefully everything goes according to plan and he is found to be fit in the medical tests.

The phase three trial of Covaxin — the vaccine for COVID-19 — at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Disease (NICED) in Kolkata will start on Wednesday.

After 28 days, he will be given the second dose of the trial vaccine again. He will then be kept under medical supervision for a year. Firhad Hakim gets first shot of corona trial Vaccine at NICED.

Earlier in the day, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar inaugurated phase III trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine candidate COVAXIN in Kolkata.