Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan Image Credit: Instagram.com/varundvn

Actor Varun Dhawan on Saturday said that he has taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The 34-year-old actor received the vaccine jab at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital here.

Taking to Instagram, Dhawan shared pictures from the vaccination centre, in which the actor, dressed in pink polo shirt and beige cargos, is seen receiving the vaccine from a healthcare worker.

“#Vaccinated thank you to the wonderful doctors,” Dhawan captioned the photos.

In December 2020, the actor was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus alongside his ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ co-stars Neetu Kapoor, Maniesh Paul and director Raj Mehta while they shooting for the film in Chandigarh.

All the actors and the director recovered after few weeks.

The central government in India launched the nationwide drive in March this year to vaccinate everyone above 60 years of age and those aged between 45 and 59 with co-morbidities.

From May 1, the central and state governments started vaccinating people aged between 18 and 44.

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 9,798 new COVID-19 cases, taking its case tally to 59,54,508, while with 198 fatalities the death toll went up to 1,16,674, the state health department said.