Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Delhi’s Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday. He said neither of them felt side effects after taking the second dose, reports ANI.
He appealed to people to get themselves vaccinated without hesitation. “There are only a few rare cases wherein people contracted Covid-19 after taking vaccines. Even if someone tests positive after taking vaccines, it minimizes the chances of their hospitalization or admission to ICU wards,” the Health minister said.
“Both Indian vaccines are safe and effective. A lot of people still have doubts regarding vaccines. I urge them not to believe what is being circulated in WhatsApp university,” he added.
Vardhan said that around seven more COVID vaccine candidates are in clinical trials. Some of them are in the advanced phase of the trials. Around two dozen vaccines are in pre-clinical trials.
“There are 430 districts in the country where not a single case of coronavirus has been reported in the last 28 days. The situation is under control but we do not have to be complacent in terms of observing COVID appropriate behavior,” said Dr. Harsh Vardhan.