First Tollywood Celebrity to Get the Corona Vaccine Shot

First Tollywood Celebrity to Get the Corona Vaccine Shot

Telugu producer, Mahesh S Koneru is currently presenting the Telugu version of Thalapathy Vijay’s Master. The movie is releasing on January 13th as Sankranthi Special. The producer now has volunteered for the third phase clinical trials of Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin.

Mahesh may be the first from the Telugu film industry to get the vaccine. Hyderabad-based company Bharat Biotech along with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology, Pune have worked on Covaxin, India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine. 

The vaccine recently got DCGI’s nod for emergency use in India. The immunization is likely to begin on the 13th of this month. Along with Covaxin, Oxford and Astrazenca’s Covishield also got the nod for the emergency use. Covishield is manufactured by Pune’s Serum Institute of India.