Not Correct: Government brush aside RTI response admitting ‘plethora of side affects’ in COVID jabs

The Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare has brushed aside the RTI response quoting Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) claiming to have ‘multiple side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines.’

An RTI response sought by Pune-based activist Prafful Sardda caused a massive stir as it admitted ‘plethora of ramifications arising out of all the COVID vaccines.’ Terming the report, ‘erroneous’ , the ministry said that ICMR has only provided a list of benefits and drawbacks of the COVID vaccines.

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“The ICMR response simply provided links of reputed websites of World Health Organisation (WHO), Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India where compile global evidence of various COVID-19 vaccines are available,” the ministry’s statement said.

The ministry further claimed that those who get different COVID-19 jabs may experience some ‘mild symptoms’ with an exception of ‘severe adverse events’ based on predisposing conditions.

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“Global research studies have shown that COVID-19 vaccination has helped in reducing severity of disease by preventing hospitalisations and death due to COVID-19 and benefits of the vaccines overwhelmingly outweigh any adverse effects,” the minister said.

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