Bollywood celebrities have hailed the central government’s decision to vaccinate anyone over the age of 18 to protect against Covid-19.
The Union government announced on Monday that anyone over the age of 18 would be eligible to receive a dose of the 19 vaccine from May 1.
Taking to her Instagram story, Kareena Kapoor Khan wrote: “Let’s do this India …”
Actresses Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vaani Kapoor, Rasika Dugal, Ileana D’Cruz and Diana Penty shared the news on Instagram’s story.
Aahana Kumra celebrates her birthday on May 1st. “Best birthday news,” she wrote on Instagram.
Actress-politician Urmila Matondkar tweeted: “And finally #VaccineForAll. Lowering the age for vaccination has long been the need of the hour. Thank you @OfficeofUT and @AUThackeray for your constant efforts for this. Let’s all make the immunization program a huge success starting May 1st. #Maharashta day #VaccinateEveryIndian. “
Tisca Chopra wrote: “That states can now source vaccines directly from private manufacturers is the best news I have heard all day! Happy to pay for those who can’t get vaccinated too #VaccineForAll #Finally # 1stMay. “
Rahul Dev tweeted: “Relief for the 18 people above … eligible to receive the Covid vaccine from May 1: Center.”
Riteish Deshmukh said: “It is a big decision by the government to open up the vaccine against covid 19 to all people over the age of 18. #vaccineforall. “
Singer Sona Mohapatra shared, “I just read that 18 and over to be eligible for vaccination starting May 1, 2021. #BestNews. #India #WeShallOvercome # COVID19. “
Producer Ronnie Screwvala tweeted: “Great news that everyone over 18 can get the vaccine. But all of our young Indians remember that this vaccination doesn’t make us SuperMan or IronMan – just SaferMan !! I get it. We still have to hide and be very careful – long journey ahead. “
Producer Tanujj Garg wrote: “Lowering the vaccination age has long been the need of the hour. Thanks @AUThackeray and @OfficeofUT for fixing this issue, starting May 1st. Let’s all make the immunization program a huge success! “
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