Covid-19 vaccine safe: DC

PASIGHAT, Feb 24: East Siang DC Dr Kinny Singh on Tuesday urged the people not to pay heed to rumors and to get Covid-18 vaccine without doubt and fear.

The vaccine is very safe and effective. Ensuring the safety and efficiency of the vaccine was the government’s priority and all targeted senior officers, frontline workers and health care workers etc are taking fearlessly, she said.

“Trust the vaccine made in India. Every procedure was being followed during the immunization exercise in the district,” she said adding, that so far 3,227 persons have registered and administered the first dose to 1,288, followed by second dose 435 persons. No abnormal report has been received so far even though it has been more than a month since the drive was launched in the district,” she said.

Dr Singh was addressing the newly elected PRI leaders, councillors, religious leaders, CBOs, NGOs in a Covid-19 vaccination awareness program, convened by DMO Dr Kaling Dai in his office.

While appealing all to be more vigilant and careful, the DC advised to spread awareness in the society inviting doctors with a mission to disseminate right information to the people.

Singh mentioned in her brief speech that rumors were also spread during polio immunization but people took the vaccine and finally made India polio-free.

The DMO informed that some states were seeing a spike in cases with low rollout vaccinations. Fear of new variants looms, vaccination to all become very important. Officers and leaders should include vaccination awareness advisories in their every deliberation.

DRCHO Dr T Gao presented a detail report on immunization. (DIPRO)

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