New Delhi: Vaccine makers will be legally liable if there are any side effects while injecting the Kovid vaccine. The central government has rejected the demand of vaccine manufacturers that the government should also take responsibility.
Since the vaccine was developed within a short period of time during the epidemic, the vaccine manufacturers demanded that the government also take responsibility if there were any side effects during the injection. The demand was for the United States, Britain, Canada, Singapore and the European Union to share legal responsibility with vaccine companies.
However, the Central Government has made it clear that the legal provisions for other immunizations will also apply to the Kovid vaccine. In the event of side effects, companies may face legal action under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Central Drugs Control Organization Policies.
Kovid vaccine is given four days a week
The Kovid vaccine will be given on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Other vaccinations will be given on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Central Government has forwarded guidelines in this regard to the States.
The Central Government will decide whether to give Kovichield or Kovacsine to the states. But state governments can decide which vaccine should be given to each district. Only one vaccine is given per center. The second vaccine should be given on the 28th day after the first injection, so it is recommended that the same vaccine be given in one center only.
The Kovid vaccination will begin on Saturday in 3,000 centers across the country. The aim is to increase the number of vaccination centers to 5,000 by the end of the month. By March, the number of vaccination centers will be 12,000.
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