Kejriwal : no reservation about made in India COVID-19 vaccines

Ebangla Bureau

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DELHI Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has faith in the two indigenously developed coronavirus vaccines being used for the massive vaccination drive across India.  Kejriwal has announced that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government will provide coronavirus vaccines free to the people of Delhi ,if the Centre fails to do so.Kejriwal said that he has already appealed to the Centre for ensuring free vaccination in the country as “there are many people who may not afford the life-saving shot”. The Drugs Controller General  of India VG Somani has approved two made in India vaccines – Oxford-AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’– for emergency use authorisation. Over the next six to eight months, nearly three crore high-risk people, including healthcare and frontline workers, will be inoculated during the initial phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive that begins on Saturday, January 16.After ruling out any side-effects due to the inoculation with the drugs, the manufacturers have  taken responsibility for any adverse complications following vaccination. In Delhi, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria receives COVID-19 vaccine shot at AIIMS, Delhi. Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer, Serum Institute of India (SII) — which is British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca’s manufacturing partner – said that the vaccine would be 90 to 95 per cent effective if the two shots are parted by around 2-3 months. “You’ll be hearing some good news from the UK very soon… It would be a 90-95% effective vaccine if you just keep a two-to-three months’ gap between dose 1 and dose 2. They will make that public with documentation. “In  Dibrugarh, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited ceremonially handed over the box containing COVID19 vaccine to health department officials for vaccination drive at AMCH.

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