Will Covid 19 vaccine be Available to All in India? Here’s What AIIMS Director Guleria Has to Say
Coronavirus Vaccine Latest Update: Warding off apprehensions about the availability of the coronavirus vaccine to all in the country, AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Thursday said that it is not possible to vaccinate everyone in India in the beginning. He added that there has to be a priority list to see that who should get vaccine first. Also Read – After UK, Now Bahrain Approves Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Use
“In beginning, vaccine won’t be available in sufficient doses to give to everyone. We need a priority list to see that we vaccinate those who’ve high chances of dying due to Covid. Elderly, people with comorbidities and front line workers should be vaccinated first,” Dr Guleria said. Also Read – Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Can Help Produce Antibodies That Last For Atleast 3 Months: Study
Saying that vaccines in India are in their final trial stage, he expressed hope that by the end of this month or early next month, the country should get emergency use authorisation from Indian regulatory authorities to start giving vaccine to public. Also Read – PM Modi to Address All-party Meet at 10:30 AM Today | What to Expect
“There is good data available that the vaccines are very safe. Safety and efficacy of vaccine not compromised at all. 70,000-80,000 volunteers given vaccine, no significant serious adverse effects seen. Data shows that in the short term vaccine is safe,” Guleria added.