COVID-19: Vaccination of entire population may not be required, says Union Health Secretary


    COVID-19: Vaccination of whole population might not be needed, states Union Health Secretary

    India currently has the world’s second-highest variety of COVID-19 cases after the United States.


    Updated: Dec 1, 2020, 10: 00 PM IST

    Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said India might not need to vaccinate the whole population of 1.3 billion if an emergency of people are given the Covid vaccine shot.

    Talking to the media, Bhushan stated that the federal government had actually never spoken about inoculating the entire population with COVID-19 vaccine and stressed that just an emergency of individuals would be administered the vaccine to break the transmission.

    ” I just desire to make this clear that the govt has actually never discussed vaccinating the whole country. It is necessary that we discuss such scientific problems, based on factual information just,” Bhushan answered when questioned about immunizing the entire country and the time taken to for completing the procedure.

    ” Vaccination would depend upon the efficacy of the vaccine and our purpose is to break the chain of Covid-19 transmission. If we’re able to vaccinate vital mass of individuals and break virus transmission, then we might not need to vaccinate the entire population,” stated ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava at journalism conference.

    India presently has the world’s second-highest variety of COVID-19 cases after the United States which has actually reported 9.46 million cases up until now.

    Meanwhile, 31,118 new coronavirus cases and 482 deaths were reported in the nation in the last 24 hours. This took the general tally of COVID-19 cases in India to 94,62,809

    Presently, there are 4,35,603 active cases, whereas 88,89,585 clients have actually been treated and released up until now. The recovery rate stands at 93.94 percent, and the death rate is 1.45 percent, according to the health ministry.

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