- Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan addresses the fear of COVID-19 vaccine
- The Health Minister shares multiple infographics to busts the major myths surrounding COVID vaccine
- Coronavirus vaccination drive to begin from 16th January
The Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, addressed the fear of people surrounding the COVID vaccine ahead of the Coronaviurs vaccination drive which begins from the 16th of January, i.e. tomorrow, he shares some infographics busting myths.
Dr Vardhan posted a series of infographics on the US-based microblogging website, Twitter, and answered several questions on the side effects of the COVJD-19 vaccine, including whether it can cause infertility?
On side effects of the Covid vaccine, the Union Health Minister said that some people could have side-effects which may include mild fever and pain at the site of injection along with some body ache. However, he added, these side effects will be just temporary and can be expected to wear-off on their own after some time.
After being administered #COVID19Vaccine, some individuals may have side effects like mild fever, pain at injection site & bodyache. This is similar to the side effects that occur post some other vaccines.— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) January 14, 2021
These are expected to go away on their own after some time. #StaySafe pic.twitter.com/VCnJzXu70S
Can a person catch Covid-19 from the vaccine?
A person cannot get infected with the novel COVID-19 as he/ she will have been inoculated with a vaccine, however, there will be possibilities that they might have caught COVID-19 and not realise you have the symptoms until after your vaccination appointment.
There will be some temporary side effects which could include mild fever but it should not be confused as having contracted Covid-19.
You cannot contract #COVID19 because you have been inoculated with a #COVID19Vaccine
Temporary side effects such as mild fever should not be confused as having contracted #COVID.#StayInformedStaySafe @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA pic.twitter.com/ZkZgLU8tpy— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) January 14, 2021
Can the Covid vaccine cause infertility in men or women?
Dr Vardhan said that there has been no scientific research which showed that the Covid vaccine could cause infertility in either men or women.
Infertility is not known to occur as a result of Covid-19 disease either.
Please trust only official channels of communication of the government to get correct information about Covid-19.
Kindly do not pay heed to such rumours or information from unverified sources.
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that #COVIDVaccine could cause infertility in either men or women. Kindly do not pay heed to such rumours or information from unverified sources.#StayInformedStaySafe @PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA pic.twitter.com/6ii2EFgpB0— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) January 14, 2021
Around 3,00,000 healthcare workers are going to get the vaccine shots at more than 3,000 sites across the country on the first day of the massive nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive.
As the country is aiming to inoculate 30 crore, essential workers, in the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, the government has already purchased 1.1 crore doses of the Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute of India (SII) at the cost of ₹ 200 per dose, excluding taxes.
Additional 55 lakh doses of the Covaxin vaccine are being procured by Bharat Biotech India Limited.