New Delhi, Jan 3: DCGI chief Dr Venugopal G Somani on Sunday said that the two COVID vaccines that have been approved for the emergency use are ‘hundred and ten per cent’ safe.
‘Vaccines of M/s Serum and M/s Bharat Biotech are being approved for restricted use in emergency situation and permission is being granted to M/s Cadila Healthcare for conduct of the Phase III clinical trial. These vaccines have to be administered in two doses, and all the three vaccines have to be stored at 2 to 8 degrees C,” Dr Somani said.
While talking to reporters here, The Drugs Controller General of India, said that if there is any safety related concern regarding a vaccine, it will never be approved in the first place.
He said that the side effectes of this vaccine are similar to as of the other vaccines, and light fever, little pain, and some allergy due to this is normal.
DCGI has completely quashed the rumours regarding COVID vaccine causing impotency and said that such being said was complete nonsense.
Meanwhile, dry run of the COVID-19 vaccination drive began on Saturday morning across 125 districts, 285 places across the nation to identify the problems and other aspects related to the vaccination campaign.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday informed that the vaccine for novel coronavirus will be administered free of cost to all across the country.
“Not only in Delhi, the vaccine will be free of cost across India”, the Health Minister said while speaking to media after reviewing the dry vaccination run at the Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) hospital here.