Jammu: Kashmir – based physician Dr Tasaduk Hussain Itoo on Thursday recieved first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital Jammu.
He advised the people should go for vaccination without any fear of uncertainty and said that the vaccine is safe, efficacious and immunogenic — that has the potential to protect and prevent you from Covid-19 infection, besides it shall help in achieving herd immunity thus protecting others around you from Covid-19.
He said that everyone of us have been waiting eagerly for the vaccine to come since the inception of Covid-19 pandemic and in less time we have vaccine available due to advancement in scientific research, tremendous efforts of our scientists and fostering in clinical trial studies.
He said that research has shown that the common side effects of Covid-19 vaccine after vaccination are expected as usual with other vaccines– including fever, headache, bodyaches, myalgia, pain at injection site etc — that gets subsided in a day or so with minimal or no treatment. Adding that severe adverse reactions have been found in very rare instances.
He further said that people should stay mentally strong for any side effects post – vaccination and shouldn’t get panic or lose their will power — but should keep patience.
Acknowledging the efforts of India in global Covid-19 vaccine development, Dr Itoo said that the country has been determined and scientifically phenomenal in achieving global partnership by providing vaccine to the world in shortest possible time.
“We should be thankful to Almighty Lord for giving human mind such an utmost power to think and re-think to lead into a scientific discovery — helpful in alleviating human suffering”, he added.