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723 healthcare workers vaccinated

723 healthcare workers vaccinated
DIMAPUR, JAN 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/25/2021 12:05:00 PM IST

State health department has informed that 723 health care workers were successfully vaccinated across the state on Monday taking the total vaccinated healthcare workers to 5203 by the Covishield Vaccine. 

In a press release,state immunization officer (UIP) Dr.RituThurr informed that vaccination was carried out across 20 session sites in nine districts on Monday, adding that there were no adverse events following immunization that needed medical treatment. 

Dr.Thurr stated that there would be no Covid-19 vaccination sessions on January 26, 2021 in view the Republic Day, but would continue the COVID-19 vaccination on the designated days for the coming days. 

The health department has reiterated that Covishield vaccine has gone through all phases of clinical trials and it has been found to be soft for use in general population. In a bid to allay apprehensions and misconceptions among people against the vaccine for COVID-19, principal secretary Health & Family Welfare (H&FW) Amardeep Singh Bhatia had said that Covishield vaccine against the virus was rolled out after trials and recommendation from an expert panel of scientists.

In an interview to Nagaland Post, Bhatia said only after experts and scientists prioritised the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and after the recommendation of Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), the vaccine was being administered on an emergency basis. He said, based on the data made available by the experts, the vaccine was safe and effective.

 

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