C-19 vaccines 110% safe, impotency rumours complete nonsense: DCGI

Rumours of impotency is complete nonsense

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Last Updated on January 4, 2021 by The Health Master

NEW DELHI: As India gears up for the world’s largest vaccination programme, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Sunday quelled rumours surrounding the C-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.

C-19 vaccines 110% safe

VG Somani DCGI
Dr. VG Somani, DCGI

It (rumours of impotency) is complete nonsense,” VG 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, “C-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, C-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).

“After adequate examination, CDSCO has decided to accept the recommendations of the Expert Committee and accordingly, vaccines of M/s Serum and M/s Bharat Biotech are being approved for restricted use in emergency situation and permission is being granted to M/s Cadila Healthcare for conduct of the Phase III clinical trial,” said VG Somani, DCGI, during a media briefing today.


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