The campaign of COVID-19 vaccination in India has amassed significant momentum. Approximately 2.3 lakh frontline workers have been vaccinated in the last six days. Effectively, a total of 10.41 lakh people have been vaccinated within these six days. There have been 787 cases of side effects among the vaccinated but no major complication has been recorded yet.
The officials of Union Health Ministry said that vaccination has been carried out successfully in parts of all the 27 states and union territories on Thursday. Among the vaccinated on this day, 187 people have suffered minor side effects. However, there have been no reported cases of serious side effects in the country.
Officials further clarified that reports of deaths, each in Uttar Pradesh and Telangana and two in Karnataka, has been reported. However, the post-mortem report of those who died in UP-Karnataka has made it clear that the cause of death is not due to vaccination. At the same time, the post-mortem report of Telangana’s case is awaited.
The Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan asserted that vaccination is safe and effective. The reported cases of minor side effects in some people are fairly common in any type of vaccination. He further said that this vaccination will prove to be the final nail in the pandemic’s coffin. Harsh Vardhan said that it is unfortunate that some people are circulating false things to obtain political advantage. Due to these false rumours, some people are reluctant to vaccinate themselves. He also added that the government does not want the vaccination to have any adverse effect on anyone.
The officials of the Health Ministry informed that in Andhra Pradesh, vaccination will be carried out 6 days a week and in Mizoram, 5 days a week. At the same time, vaccination will be done in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Goa two days a week while in Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Kerala, Ladakh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Assam Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Tripura, West Bengal Puducherry, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu and Chhattisgarh, the vaccines will be administered 4 days a week.