Ashburn

Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers must end: Govt

1/19/2021

For any News Coverage, Please Contact: media@jhalak.com

Vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers must end, medical expert and Niti Aayog member Dr V.K. Paul said on Tuesday, amidst heightened concerns over adverse events following immunisation and incomplete clinical trial data of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin.

A total of 6.31 lakh people have been inoculated so far since the commencement of the vaccination drive on January 16. About 580 adverse events have been reported so far, out of which seven required hospitalisations. Two people died in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka following vaccination, but their deaths are not related to the vaccine.

"Vaccine hesitancy in health care workers must end. How will we fight the pndemic? Vaccine hesitancy must be extinguished before the pandemic extinguishes us," said Dr. Paul at a press conference.

He said that serious problems related to the vaccine have been found to be negligible, unfounded, and insignificant. "We would like to assure you that these vaccines are safe and do not excite any undue reactogenicity and are being accepted increasingly."

The rollout of Oxford's Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin began four days ago in the country amidst apprehensions about the safety of the latter.

Covaxin is currently undergoing late-stage clinical trials, which are crucial to determining the efficacy of the shot.

It has been in the spotlight of controversy ever since it received the green signal from the drug regulator for restricted emergency use.

The approval without adequate efficacy data drew flak from public health advocacy groups, researchers, scientists, and activists.

"The world is clamouring for the vaccine. Here, In India, the country made the vaccine, got them to the doorstep, and still if the healthcare workers are not taking it, it is saddening. I would request them to accept it. In the few days, we aim to vaccinate the healthcare workers and start the non-Covid facilities," Paul said.
Source: IANS

For any News Coverage,Please Contact: media@jhalak.com

Related Links

GALLERY

Jhalak.com - Indian Classifieds in USA.

  • Jhalak.com is an Enterprise Multi Utility Classifieds Portal Which is Integrated and Centralized Online Classifieds, Sports Software’s and Indian Movie tickets.
  • Jhalak.com is an Indian Classifieds in USA that Covers Indian Business Directory, Roommates, Nanny Services, Buy and Sell, Indian Attorneys, CPA and Financial Tax Services, Indian Doctors, Indian Events, Indian Stores, Shops, H1 B Jobs, Training Centers, Indian Restaurants, Indian Communities, Coupons, Indian Real Estate agents and Many more desi classifieds categories.
  • Our Entertainment zone is a set of Indian Movies Information include Tollywood, Bollywood, Kollywood, Sandalwood, Hollywood and Provides Online Movies Tickets for Indian Movies in USA.
  • Online Sports Software: Cricket, Volley-Ball, Tennis, Badminton, Carrom and Ping Pong and Chess.