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J-K LG Sinha appeals to beneficiaries to get vaccinated against COVID-19

ANI
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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], January 20 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday appealed to beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccines, amid apprehensions of their efficacy.

"There is a need to spread awareness about the vaccine. Both the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use approval only after scientists were convinced of their safety. I appeal to all beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated," said LG Sinha.

Billed as the world's largest vaccination program, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the COVID-19 vaccination drive which began on January 16 aims to first vaccinate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase.

The central government has introduced an application named CoWIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Work) to monitor the entire vaccination process. Two vaccines--Covaxin and Covishield-- have received Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) after going through established safety and immunogenicity in a well-prescribed regulatory process and these will be administered during the vaccination drive. (ANI)