A profitable doctor couple of their 60s, who reside within the posh Gomti Nagar locality in Lucknow, obtained both doses of Covid vaccine final month. Re-energised, they resumed non-public follow at their clinic. But to their horror, both of them have now been found Covid positive.
A member of the family advised IANS on situation of anonymity that even she and her child at the moment are Covid positive as she visited her mother and father in the previous couple of days.
They aren’t alone as information emerged from Lucknow that not less than 40 medical doctors of King George’s Medical University (KGMU), together with Vice Chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Vipin Puri, have examined positive for novel coronavirus, regardless of most of them taking both the doses of the vaccine.
Alarmingly, that is the second time since final August that Vice Chancellor Puri has been contaminated by the virus, indicating that re-infection can also be occurring. He was administered the second dose of vaccine on March 25.
As India doubles down on vaccination, such reviews are worrisome as they might desist folks from going for the jab.
Satish Kaul, HOD and Director, inner medication, Narayana Hospital, Gurugram, stated that the vaccine mainly supplies safety from the severity of the illness.
“It saves us from getting chronically sick; it potentially saves us from ICU, ventilator and oxygen support and helps weaken the mechanism of the disease in human body,” Kaul advised IANS.
“Hence, vaccine beneficiaries are supposed to continue wearing masks, maintain social distancing and observe Covid-appropriate behaviour even after getting vaccinated. Also, after taking the second dose, be extra cautious for at least two weeks and follow all precautionary measures,” he suggested.
WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris stated throughout a United Nations information briefing on Tuesday that at this stage, “we would not like to see vaccination passports as a requirement for entry or exit because we are not sure at this stage that the vaccine prevents transmissions”.
Vaccine passports are the digital proof that an individual is absolutely vaccinated earlier than beginning any journey. A number of choices for vaccine passports exist for Americans and different international locations and areas are additionally engaged on such digital journey paperwork.
According to Neha Gupta, infectious ailments specialist at Medanta-The Medicity Gurgaon, vaccination does not assure 100 per cent immunity in opposition to novel coronavirus.
“However, the vaccine decreases the severity of the disease. It’s important to continue Covid-appropriate precautions like wearing fitted mask, hand hygiene and social distancing,” she advised IANS.