West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim administered the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) on Wednesday (December 30).

Firhad Hakim was administered the first dose on December 2 when the trial for COVID-19 vaccine started in Kolkata.

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The minister went through necessary medical check-ups in the morning before taking the shot on Wednesday.

NICED officials called up Firhad Hakim on Wednesday morning and said that he would have to take the second dose of the vaccine.

However, the minister had no health issues after taking the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A NICED official said, “The volunteer’s health parameters would be monitored over the next two weeks and he has to undergo some tests. The results of the phase-3 trial of Covaxin will be available in November 2021.”

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, who launched the trial, had also expressed his interest to volunteer. Doctors, however, said that he had some co-morbidities.

According to NICED sources, more than 500 volunteers have received Covaxin at NICED so far.