‘Misinformation On Social Media Creating Fear About Vaccination’

SRINAGAR: “We are fighting war against Covid-19 but some people are spreading misinformation to create fear among people regarding vaccination”, said Raheela, Audio Visual Officer, Directorate of Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization, J&K.

She said that misinformation is usually the handiwork of persons with vested interest to meet their own ends.

Raheela while dispelling misinformation said that vaccination has saved Covid-19 patients from complications and severity.

She said that in the initial phase of vaccination there was hesitancy among the people but towards the end of April they were keen to get inoculated.

While talking about the milestone achieved by Family Welfare, MCH & Immunization department, she said that the number of persons vaccinated in the age group of 45 years and above is much higher in Jammu & Kashmir as compared to national average.

She said both Covaxin and Covishield vaccines are safe which has been approved by World Health Organization and other authorities. These Covid vaccines have been scientifically prepared and approved as safe and giving protection against infection. She said that hardly any person has reported any problem due to the vaccine.

Raheela also said that it is extremely rare to find a fully vaccinated person dying because of covid infection. However, if any person who had been administered both vaccine shots got infected, that patient recovered immediately at home without hospitalization, she added.

She said that doctors also recommend covid vaccination for some patients ahead of any requirement of surgery. Meanwhile, she requested every person to come forward and get vaccinated to help win war against this pandemic.

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