Don’t fall prey to vaccine rumours: MCC Health Officer Dr DG Nagaraj

Mysuru, April 6:- We are yet to get rid of the coronavirus and the second wave of the virus has already hit us. Given this scenario, it is better to get vaccinated and stay safe, said Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) Health Officer Dr D G Nagaraj here on Tuesday (April 6).

He was talking at the free vaccination drive held for journalists above the age of 45 years at Shanthaveri Gopala Gowda Memorial Hospital at Nazarbad here.

He said, “When the coronavirus cases came down, we all thought everything was fine. All the guidelines went for a toss. The second wave has already started and the number of positive cases is on the rise. Mysuru alone is reporting more than 100 Covid cases almost every day. We need to be extra careful now.”

Dr Nagaraj said, “Under the Centre’s vaccination drive, free vaccination is being offered to some people. But strangely, people are not coming forward to get vaccinated. The District Administration and the MCC tried their best to convince people that there are no issues with the vaccines. People seem to be realising the importance of vaccination now. More and more people should come forward.”

The health officer said, “Private hospitals used to charge Rs 250 for every vaccine, but now it has been made free. The Mysuru Association of Hospitals and Nursing Homes (MAHAN) has joined hands with the district administration to offer free vaccination. Those above the age of 45 years should get vaccinated. The whole district should be made pandemic-free.”

Dr Santrupt said, “Both Covishield and Covaxin are safe and no one need to worry about them. There is a shortage of vaccines right now but do get vaccinated at your turn without fail. Don’t fall prey to rumours. No guidelines have come from the government on the diet that should be followed after the vaccination. Join hands with the government to control the pandemic.” (MR/HN/MN)


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