Dalai Lama receives first vaccine dose

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The Dalai Lama received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine today (March 6) at a hospital in the north Indian town of Dharamshala.

The 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader then urged others to come forward and be vaccinated.

A handout photo made available by the Dalai Lama office shows Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama as he receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Dharmsala, India, 06 March 2021. Dalai Lama has received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine and was not showing any adverse reaction to the vaccine said a medical officer. EPA-EFE/DALAI LAMA OFFICE HANDOUT

“In order to prevent some serious problems, this injection is very, very helpful,” the exiled leader told reporters.

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