Chandigarh

NEED TO BE VIGILANT AGAINST RUMOURS & DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST SAFETY OF COVID-19 VACCINE

January 20, 2021 09:01 PM

WEBINAR ON“COVID-19 VACCINATION”ORGANIZED  

Chandigarh (Face2News)

We need to be vigilant against rumours & disinformation campaign against safety of COVID-19 vaccine said Shri Anuj Chandak, Deputy Director, Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.He said this during a webinar on “COVID-19vaccination” organized today by Press Information Bureau& Regional Outreach Bureau, Chandigarh. Briefing the participants about the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme by the Government of India across the country, he lauded the efforts of scientific community for developing the vaccine and said that it shows our self-reliance and determination in fight against the pandemic.

Dr. Gopal Berry, Deputy Mission Director, National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh emphasized that COVID-19vaccine will ensure fight against coronavirus and have been approved by concerned authorities after going through rigorous process. Adding further he said that there is no doubt about the efficacy of the vaccine and everybody should come forward and get themselves vaccinated whenevertheir turn come.

Dr. Gopal Berry, Deputy Mission Director, National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh emphasized that COVID-19vaccine will ensure fight against coronavirus and have been approved by concerned authorities after going through rigorous process. Adding further he said that there is no doubt about the efficacy of the vaccine and everybody should come forward and get themselves vaccinated whenevertheir turn come.

Talking about his experience, he said people are accepting and welcoming the vaccineand there has been no Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) case in the state of Himachal Pradesh as on today. 

Also speaking during the virtual meet, another guest speaker Dr. Balwant Singh, Civil Surgeon, Jalandhar talked about the various challengeswhich are being faced during the vaccination drive. Answering a questionfromparticipant, he said that people should not feel apprehensive about the vaccine.

The session concluded with Shri Hitesh Rawat, Assistant Director, Press Information Bureau (PIB), Chandigarh, presenting a vote of thanks to all the participants. Shri Rajesh Bali, Field Publicity Officer, Field Outreach Bureau, Jalandhar moderated the webinar. Other officials of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting from Chandigarh region andASHA and anganwadi workers also participated in the webinar. 

 

 
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