As India gears up for the world’s largest vaccination programme, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Sunday quelled rumours surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines regarding impotency, rubbishing such speculations as ‘complete nonsense’.
“We will never approve anything if there is even the slightest safety concern. Vaccines are 110 per cent safe. Some side effects like mild fever, pain and allergy are common for every vaccine.
“It (rumours of impotency) is complete nonsense,” V G Somani, Drug Controller General of India said.
When asked if people would face side effects after taking the vaccine, the DCGI said, “Yes, minor side effects will be there, including a little like pain in the shoulders, a slight fever, little allergies. This occurs in every vaccine but of-course, the vaccine is 110 per cent safe.”
Meanwhile, he said, ‘It (the vaccines) are very safe don’t worry’ in his interaction.
Earlier on Saturday, Samajwadi Party chief and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav had said, “COVID-19 vaccine might contain something, which can cause harm.
“Tomorrow, people will say the vaccine was given to kill or decrease the population. You can even become impotent, anything can happen.”
Earlier today, COVID-19 vaccines of Serum Institue of India and Bharat Biotech have been granted permission for restricted use in an emergency situation, said Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
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