COVID vaccination programme: Centre used all possible mediums to reach out to people & dispel all related myths

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Union Health Ministry’s timely intervention ensured in mitigating the effects of the corona pandemic. The Ministry has time and again taken several measures to communicate correct and verified information to the citizens. In an attempt to resolve several queries related to the COVID vaccination programme, the Centre used all possible mediums to reach out to the people and dispel all related myths. AIR correspondent takes a look at one such frequently asked question related to vaccine among people with allergic conditions.

NITI Aayog Member and Convener of empowered group on Vaccination, Dr. V K Paul has said that if someone has a significant allergy problem, then COVID vaccine should be taken only after medical advice. However, he says that if it is only a question of minor allergies like getting common cold, skin allergies and other such related minor allergies, one should not hesitate to take the vaccine.

Director at All India Institute of Medical Sciences , AIIMS, New Delhi has said that those on prior medication for allergies should not stop the medication, while getting themselves vaccinated. Dr. Guleria said that arrangements have been made at all vaccination sites for management of allergies arising due to vaccination.