Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh informed that no report of any side effects regarding the COVID-19 vaccine has arisen until now since the start of vaccination drive in Manipur. The Chief Minister stated it while addressing media persons at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
Biren also stated that the State Government had been closely monitoring the vaccination programme held throughout the State considering all necessary criteria to be taken up before vaccination. He added that many senior and experienced doctors of the State had been vaccinated since the launch of the vaccination programme on January 16 and currently vaccination for health workers is going on at 130 facilitation centres.
Observing that the Central Government started the vaccination programme only after the vaccine had been scientifically proven as safe, he appealed to the public not to make negative comments about the vaccine without valid scientific proof. Instead of creating suspicion and panic in people’s mind with negative comments, any individual could come up with positive suggestions regarding the vaccination drive, he added.
The Chief Minister also maintained that the vaccination programme would cover all the population in phase manner and appealed to the public to have patience while waiting for their turns.