President of Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors addresses the concern over Covaxin

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The president of Karnataka’s Association of Resident Doctors, Dr Dayanand Sagar have addressed the concern regarding the Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’.

Raising the issue in a video message, he said, “Central government has approved Covid-19 vaccine Covishield, and Covaxin. Covishield has atleast got an interim analysis report. However, Covaxin is still in the phase-III trials, where the trial is being done on healthcare workers. We strongly condemn this. Health workers should be given a choice of the vaccine. We demand the government should provide a vaccine which has interim analysis.”

Taking the record of the last three days of vaccination drive, 3.81 lakh health workers have received the vaccine from which 5 have reported adverse event following immunization (AEFI) and seven have been hospitalized, as per the data released by Union Health Ministry.

At a media briefing, Manohar Agnani said, “So far, cumulative 580 AEFIs have been reported. A total of 7 beneficiaries required hospitalization. Three cases of an adverse event have been reported in Delhi… “

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