Spiritual leader The Dalai Lama on Saturday (March 6) received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. After receiving the shot, he appealed to the public to get vaccinated for the ‘greater benefit’.
After getting it, the 85-year-old Nobel Peace Laureate thanked the Central and the state governments for facilitating him to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the Zonal Hospital in Dharamsala.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital, Dharamsala, HP, India on March 6, 2021. https://t.co/CR2Pem2osO
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) March 6, 2021
“In order to prevent serious problems, this injection is very helpful and good. Other patients also should also take this injection for greater benefit. I just took it and more people should have the courage to take this injection,” he said.
The 86-year-old, who has been undergoing self-quarantine since January last year, came out of his residence on Saturday after over a year.