Mar 6, 2021 - World

Dalai Lama receives coronavirus vaccine

The Dalai Lama speaking in Boston in 2017.
The Dalai Lama speaking in Boston in 2017. Photo: Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The Dalai Lama received his first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Saturday in a hospital in northern India, AP reports.

Why it matters: The 85-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader urged others to follow his example and get vaccinated. Ten other people who live in the Dalai Lama’s residence also got a dose of the vaccine.

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