Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday assured citizens that Covaxin and Covishield - covid vaccines are completely safe and people should not fear about getting vaccinated.
"These two vaccines are completely safe. It is wrong to make assumptions about their adverse effects," Tope said.
Many people are confused and scared about getting vaccinated as a result beneficiaries are not turning up to get the shot. Many are waiting to see the vaccine''s reaction on others.
"We will counsel beneficiaries with proper information and educate them. They need not have any fear about getting inoculated," Tope said.
"No severe problems have been witnessed so far in beneficiaries who have taken the vaccine in the state," he said.
Till now 52.68 per cent of the targeted beneficiaries have been vaccinated across 274 centres in the state, as the inoculation drive resumed after two days on Tuesday.
The vaccination drive was suspended for two days due to technical glitches in the Co-WIN application, the IT platform developed by the Union government to implement and manage the inoculation process.