Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the COVID-19 vaccines are completely safe and effective and these vaccines will prove to be a last nail in the coffin of COVID-19 disease. While releasing the communication creatives prepared by Health and Family Welfare Ministry to address issues related to vaccine hesitancy, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, over eight lakh people have been vaccinated in the country and very few cases have emerged wherein the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines have been observed.
He said, adverse events or side effects are common and it surface after any vaccination. He stressed that two indigenous vaccines have been authorized after sufficient scientific scruitiny, human trials and identifying the efficacy. He said, several countries are approaching India to export these vaccines to their country.
Urging on the need to counter the misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, the Minister said, vaccines have played critical role in the past in controlling the various diseases like chicken pox and polio. He said, it is unfortunate that some people are spreading misinformation about the vaccines which has developed vaccine hesitancy in few people. He said, power of truth is unbeatable and with the help of this power, India successfully fought against COVID-19 pandemic.