Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan assures, both COVID-19 vaccines are completely safe and immunogenic

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that government is ensuring supplies of vaccines to the states as per their per day vaccination capacities. Speaking at the India Economic Conclave, he said, government is keeping a close watch on the number of beneficiaries being vaccinated each day and number of people in the prioritized age group vaccinated till date. He said, the ongoing vaccination drive is being strengthened on a daily basis to increase the number of vaccinations administered each day. All stakeholders are involved in this drive to make it a Jan Andolan.

Dr Harsh Vardhan said, no significant adverse event following immunization has been reported in India till date. The Minister said, all cases of adverse events following Immunization are monitored through a well-structured and robust surveillance system. He reiterated that both the vaccines being used in the country are completely safe and immunogenic. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the detailed concerted efforts of Central and State Governments and India’s investment in the Test, Track and Treat strategy have resulted in recording one of the lowest cases and deaths per million population.

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