Covid-19 vaccination: No report of side effects, allergies in J&K

Vaccine only way to end pandemic: Experts

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has not reported any side-effects or allergies among the health workers who were vaccinated on Saturday, officials said on Monday.

Top health officials from Jammu and Kashmir divisions said that the vaccination process is going on and no person after taking vaccination has been hospitalised and suffered from any allergy or any other side effect.

State immunisation officer Dr Qazi Haroon told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that health workers in thousands have taken vaccines but so far no case of allergic reactions and other things have been reported so far.

Meanwhile, experts said that people shouldn’t hesitate in taking vaccination as it is the biggest weapon to beat Covid-19 pandemic.

Flu expert and President of Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) Dr Nisar ul Hassan while talking with KNO said that anybody who is reluctant to take a vaccine must be booked.

“These people can turn out to be spreaders. They aren’t a threat to himself only but also for the people with whom they come in contact with,” he said.

“If we take medicine even for headache, it can have side effects in some people but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the vaccine, Hassan said, adding that, Covid vaccines have around 90 per cent efficacy and it is the only way to end the pandemic.

“This is unfortunate if somebody is talking against a vaccine. Vaccination since ages has eradicated infections from the earth as a result of which our earth is suitable for living,” he said, adding that vaccines have saved generations and Covid-19 vaccine is the biggest gift in the year 2021.

Hassan said scientists creating a vaccine in less than a year is a big achievement and it doesn’t belong to any political party or a person and people should take it happily to live a normal life.

It is pertinent to mention that J&K last week received around 1.46 lakh Covishield vaccines. The vaccination process was started on Saturday last—(KNO)