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Health minister Harsh Vardhan appeals to healthcare, frontline workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Union ministerHarsh Vardhanappealed to all healthcare andfrontline workersto get vaccinated against COVID-19 as per schedule. He also said the vaccines are safe and fulfill all the criteria of immunogenicity. “I want to appeal to all healthcare and frontline workers to get inoculated withCOVID-19 vaccinedoses as per schedule. The vaccines are safe. Don’t believe any rumour and misinformation,” he said.

He further said that no severe adverse event post-immunisation has been recorded in the country and those reported are also 0.0004 per cent.

“No death has been recorded due to COVID-19 vaccination. All state governments have been asked to vaccinate every healthcare and frontline worker,” he said.

Every state/union territory has been asked to schedule all healthcare workers for vaccination at least once before February 20 and immediately thereafter organise mop-up rounds for them.

Similarly, all frontline workers must be scheduled for vaccination at least once before March 6 this year and immediately thereafter organise mop-up rounds for them.(Catch all the Business News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times.)

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