The Health and Family Welfare minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu got his first Covid vaccine shot on Friday. He was administered the dose at District Hospital, Phase 6 here. After receiving the jab, the Health Minister said that he is feeling fit and fine and people must come forward for the vaccination without giving any attention to rumors.Mr Sidhu said that the vaccine is safe and so far no adverse effect of vaccination has been reported from anywhere. He lauded the efforts of Health care workers and front-line workers for working tirelessly in curbing the spread of the Coronavirus. He added that even though the vaccine is being given the world over, caution is still needed. People should cover their faces with masks while moving out, and keep the necessary distance from each other. It is also important to wash hands frequently with soap and water.Meanwhile, Punjab's Principal Secretary Health, Sh Hussan Lal today took the second due dose of Covid 19 vaccine. He prodded that all senior citizens above 60 years age and people above 45 with co-morbidities must get themselves vaccinated against Covid 19 at the earliest.