WWII veteran on new mission to motivate others to get vaccinated

Ninety-five-year-old World War II veteran Ramlal Sabharwal is on a special mission — that of motivating others to get vaccinated against Covid-19. The retired army subedar received his first dose of the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine on March 16.

I fought in the World War II, the Sino-Indian War, and the India-Pakistan War. I know that even 10% protective shield is enough to increase the survival rate. Here, vaccines are 80% effective,” Sabharwal said.

The Indore resident said that the Covid-19 pandemic is one of the longest battles faced by the world, after the two World Wars.

“When people ask me about the side effects [of the vaccine], I tell them that in a war even a small stone is enough to save from bullets, the vaccination is like a bulletproof jacket,” said Sabharwal, who suffers from a heart ailment.