new Delhi: Vaccination is going to start on January 16 after the approval of two Corona vaccines in India. The Government of India has ordered both vaccines and these will be given to both people. The government has also made it clear that both the vaccines are safe and effective, in which case no one will be given this option, which vaccine will they get. What will be available from both will be given.
Both vaccines have been approved for use only after being found to be safe and immunogenetic.
The Indian Drug Regulator, ie DCGI, has given emergency use authorization to vaccines of both Bharat Biotech International Limited and Serum Institute of India. Both have received approval to use the vaccine only after the data is found to be safe and immunogenetic. And so the government has taken this vaccine from both the pharmaceutical companies and it will be decided to give it.
What did Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan say
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that there is a system of multiple vaccines in many countries of the world. But nowhere in the world does the beneficiary get the option to get the vaccine of his choice.
According to experts, there may be many vaccines available for this in the coming time, but now these are both, which have been approved by the government after thorough investigation and data analysis. Both these vaccines are absolutely safe.
What did AIIMS doctor Puneet Mishra say
Puneet Mishra, Doctor of Community Medicine, AIIMS, said that right now I do not think there are options. After 1 year from now, what will be the situation, we do not have 10 vaccines. We have to adopt the vaccine available right now. And the best part is that both are effective and I would say that wherever the vaccine is available, it is being provided by the Government of India. I do not think that choice is needed right now, but there will be vaccines when people have choices. Now you can only trust that the vaccine that has been approved in India is safe and both are good.
How much does the vaccine cost
In such a situation, don’t think about which vaccine … According to the government and experts, both are safe and both are very effective. Let me tell you that the government has bought the vaccine after getting emergency use authorization of both vaccines from Drug Controller General of India. The Government of India has purchased 110 lakh doses of 200 rupees per dose from Serum Institute of India. Tax is not included in this 200 rupees. At the same time, India has taken 55 lakh doses from Biotech International Limited. Out of this, 38.8 lakh vaccine doses have been purchased for Rs. 295 / – per dose. While 16.5 lakh doses Bharat Biotech International Limited has given free to the Government of India. Because of doing this, the government says that the price of these 55 lakh vaccines is Rs 206 / – per dose.
300 million people will be given vaccine in the first phase
The government has a target of giving 30 crore people in the first phase. First of all, health care workers will be given, whose number is close to one crore. At the same time, there are two crore number of frontline workers and after that people above 50 years of age or those below 50 years who have serious illness. The government has also made it clear that the vaccine will be given free of cost to the first two priority groups ie health care workers and frontline workers.
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