Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma on Friday appealed to all frontline workers and senior citizens of the state to get themselves inoculated against Covid-19.

Sangma on Friday received the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine at the Civil Hospital in Shillong.

The chief minister had earlier claimed that no major side-effects of the Covid-19 vaccine had been reported from Meghalaya.

Meanwhile, a Union health ministry report has stated that the Covid-19 inoculation rate in five Northeastern states including Meghalaya continues to be less than the national average of 28.77 per cent.

Meghalaya has a low inoculation rate of 21.59 per cent, followed by Assam at 20.21 per cent, Tripura at 7.82 per cent, Sikkim at 7.81 per cent and Arunachal Pradesh at 0.00 per cent.

The Centre had launched the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign across India on March 1 this year.

Priority will be given to immunizing senior citizens and those with co-morbid conditions, who can register for the vaccine online and receive it at any place in the country.

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