Shilpa Shirodkar On Getting The Covid19 Vaccine

 By now we all know actress Shilpa  Shirodkar now settled in Dubai .  ventured to  get herself vaccinated  against  Covid 19. Little did she  know that a simple health  precaution  would create  a national stir in the Indian media.

 Says Shilpa, “It was a harmless post on Instagram where I thought I’d let people know that I  had been safely vaccinated  against  Covid. It suddenly seems to  have motivated others to stop being afraid  of  the  vaccine. I took  a Chinese  vaccine named  Sinopharm  and I  want people to know  it is absolutely  safe . I was administered the first dose  on  6 January . I have to go back  for a second  dose  on 27 January. After that, from what  I understand the vaccine takes five weeks to be effective.”

Shilpa wants  people  to know the  vaccine is safe. “I’ve had absolutely no side effects. I am so glad I took the  initiative . I thought about it before taking the vaccine. I won’t pretend that I didn’t  have my  reservations and fears.  But once I  made up my mind  I just drove down with a close friend  who also wanted to take the vaccine.  My staff also went for it.”

Shilpa’s family will now follow suit. “My husband Apresh  and  my daughter Anushka have  decided to take the vaccine.As soon as Apresh gets a day off from work he will go. The  process down here is  so  simple and so friendly. There are smiling doctors and nurses  and there’s no paper work. You can drive down any time and get it.”

Shilpa’s  sister  Namrata and  her husband Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu are also expected  to  take the vaccine soon. “They are  very interested. But I am not  pressurizing anyone.  I didn’t even pressurize   my own  husband and daughter. Everyone should be  free to  get the  vaccine when they want. But I want  them  to know  I feel absolutely safe after  the vaccine. This last year  has  been very hard on all of us. The vaccine is  the  only way out of  the  pandemic.”
  But a warning from the  actress who once regaled us with her spunky performances  in KishenKanhaiya and Mrityudand. “The vaccine  doesn’t mean  we throw all caution to the winds. The mask and social distancing are  a must in spite of  the  vaccine.”

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