Covid vaccine will be one. Citizens won’t have choice. Many countries are using more than one vaccine. There is no such option available in these countries for any of the beneficiaries,’ says the Union Secretary for Health. According to the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, there will be a 28-day delay between two doses of the Covid vaccine and its efficacy will start 14 days after the second dose. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, speaking at a press conference, said the efficacy of the vaccine will only be seen after 14 days.
So we encourage people to continue to obey the acceptable actions of COVID,’ he said. Bhushan said there will be a 28-day difference between two doses of COVID-19 vaccine and there will be no option about which vaccine to take. There is more than one vaccine used in several countries. There is no such option available to any of the beneficiaries in those countries. Wwhen asked if the choice between Covaxin and Covishield will be made by the States and the beneficiaries.
As of 16 January, India will begin its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The priority is to be give to almost three crore healthcare and frontline employees. Two vaccines, Oxford’s Covishield developed by the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, were recently granted emergency use authorisation by India. Both vaccines, the statement from the Health Ministry said, have proven protection and immunogenicity.
NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul said these two vaccines tested in thousands of people, they are the best, and there is no chance of any significance. We should have no doubt that the two approved vaccinations are the safest of the vaccines. Both vaccines have been tested on thousands of people and there are negligible side effects. There is no danger,”We should have no doubt that the two vaccines approved are the safest of the vaccines. Both the vaccines have been tested on thousands of people and side-effects are negligible. There is no risk of any significance,”of any significance.
Bhushan said that, as said earlier, the COVID-19 vaccination would be sequentially rolled out. Healthcare workers (about one crore) will be the top priority. Then followed by frontline workers (about 2 crore). Also prioritised age groups (about 27 crore). The central government will bear the expense of healthcare workers and frontline workers, Bhushan said.