News Link: Safety And Efficacy Of Covid Vaccines – Assures Union Health Minister – By MK (Editor)
Vaccination against Covid-19 will lead to people not transmitting the disease and its eradication in some time. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday as he unveiled IEC posters to address the emerging issue of vaccine hesitancy.
He said, “The paradox is that countries across the globe are asking us for access to the vaccines. While a section of our own is fomenting misinformation and doubt for narrow political ends.”
More than eight lakh healthcare workers took vaccination against Covid-19 in the country. Records note this till 7 am on Thursday, according to the health ministry.
The second-most populous country in the world, which is seeing a steady decline in the number of active coronavirus cases.
“The elimination of polio and small pox was made possible by large-scale immunisation. Once immunised, not only that person is not capable of catching the disease.
The minister urged everyone to counter the “vested campaigns of untruth and misinformation”.
“Let us put a stop to these falsehoods,” he said.
Vardhan appealed to people to seek correct information regarding the Covid-19 vaccines from credible and authentic sources. Health ministry, the information and broadcasting ministry, the Press Information Bureau (PIB), the MyGov website etc.. are the trustable sources.
He reiterated that “truth is powerful and shall prevail.” Encouraged everyone to share the IEC posters to multiply the virtuous cycle of truth.
“The paradox is that countries across the globe are asking us for access to the vaccines. But a section of our own is fomenting misinformation and doubt for narrow political ends.”
He said eminent doctors, along with many other healthcare workers within the government as well as the private sector, have taken the vaccines. And they returned to work without any side-effects.
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