Covid-19 vaccine: Will you not get it? Here is truth about who will actually get coronavirus vaccine right here
Covid-19 vaccine: The news around the coronavirus vaccine has been doing the rounds and people are waiting for its arrival with bated breath. Surely, you want it for yourself and your family to get full protection from this dreadful disease. But, will you get it? That is the biggest question on every worried person's mind. So, what is the likelihood of you getting the vaccine administered? The truth has finally been revealed!
What Government did not say about Covid-19 vaccine
On the issue of you, and everybody else, getting the Covid-19 vaccination, the government has clarified on Tuesday that it has never said that everybody will be given the vaccination. The government has said that only that part of the entire population will be administered the vaccine which will break the chain of the infection. The government has also said that it will continue trials of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University.
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#WATCH "Govt has never spoken about vaccinating the entire country," says Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
"If we're able to vaccinate critical mass of people & break virus transmission, then we may not have to vaccinate the entire population," ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava added. https://t.co/HKbssjATjH pic.twitter.com/egEB1TAiC9
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"Govt has never spoken about vaccinating the entire country," Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in a media briefing on Tuesday. He said that it was important to know the facts related to scientific issues before analysing them.
Covid 19 vaccine targetted at this goal
In the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr Balram Bhargava has said that vaccination would depend on the efficacy of the vaccine and the purpose is to break the chain of Covid 19 transmission. If we're able to vaccinate critical mass of people and break virus transmission, then we may not have to vaccinate the entire population.
Your role in fighting Covid-19
He further emphasised on the importance of face masks that would be important even after the vaccination is done. “Because we are starting with a small population at a time and therefore the ask will be protective and it should be continued to be used so as to help in breaking the chain of viral transmission,” Bhargava said.
Covid-19 vaccine side-effects?
The government has rejected the impact on the timeline or delays of the Covid-19 vaccine after reports emerged of a 40-year-old man, who took part in the 'Covishield' vaccine trial in Chennai, alleged side effects.
According to a PTI report, this man has alleged side effects including a virtual neurological breakdown and impairment of cognitive functions and has sought Rs 5 crore compensation in a legal notice to Serum Institute and others, besides seeking a halt to the trial.
The health secretary has said that there will be no impact on the timeline of the vaccine. Bhushan said that whenever a volunteer takes part in a clinical trial, he signs a consent document. This is the practice adopted, world over, he said. The form says that the vaccine may have some side effects, he further said.
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Meanwhile, Serum Institute of India in its statement said, "Serum Institute of India is sympathetic with volunteer’s medical condition, there's absolutely no correlation with vaccine trial and his medical condition. He's falsely laying blame for his medical problems on trial," the vaccine developer said in a statement.”
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