India, Jan. 19 -- 'Covaxin recipients being followed-up with phone calls, Covishield's have to report adverse events on their own'

The Union government has appealed to India's healthcare workers (HCWs) to shun novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine hesitancy and come forward for taking shots that have been allocated to them.

VK Paul, chairman of National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) addressed the media on this issue January 19, 2021.

"Please understand there is a big clamour for COVID-19 vaccines globally. On the other hand, here in our country, we have developed two vaccines on our own and people are shunning them. This is very sad," he said. According to data provided by the Union Ministry of Hea...