Health workers must take Covid jab to prevent second wave: Minister Sudhakar

Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS): Taking serious note of sluggish Covid vaccination drive for health workers and frontline workers, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhkar on Saturday said that all healthcare and frontline staff should get Covid vaccination to prevent second wave sweeping the state.

Addressing a press conference here, Sudhkar said that Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa will soon reach out to all the frontline staff regarding this besides will hold a video conference with the key officials of all districts.

"What is preventing you from taking vaccination? The country is spending billions of rupees to provide free of cost vaccination to all. There is no reason for anyone to hesitate from taking a vaccine. All front line staff should take the jab," he stressed.

The minister added that severity of the infection will be reduced after the vaccination thereby reducing the mortality rate. "Public should strictly follow the guidelines, people should restrict large gatherings during marriage and other functions," he said.

The minister said that the Covid pandemic is gradually decreasing, but nonetheless all need to be cautious.







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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    when health workers are not having confidence in vaccine, how general public will have...

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  • VISHNU BHAT, bangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Dear Minister, my wife got the first vaccine dose (COVISHIELD) 4 weeks ago - as of today, her blood shows ZERO antibodies. What are we to do?

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Full immunity (good level of antibodies) develop only after the second dose, but the body produces fair amount of antibodies even 20 days after the first dose (except in immunocompromised patients) ,as I have mentioned many times Covishield (adeno virus with spike protein of corona) is not a time tested method of vaccine production.

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    I refuse to be vaccinated without my express consent. Shoot me in the head if you want to. The onus is on the govt.'s for having failed to stop the genie from escaping out of the bottle. It is the duty of the govt. to protect the nation from external invasion. China has invaded the entire world while its leaders were playing Dandia. Nobody should be forced to be "voluntarily compulsorily" (the term invented by the present regime) vaccinated! India has achieved herd-immunity with no thanks to the govt. PCR tests are a hoax! The wise common man on the street has called the bluff! Politicians and "experts" all over the world have been sold out for a few pieces of silver. The common man has demonstrated that he has an uncommon wisdom , something that the "experts" did not think the common man had. If anybody(ministers, IAS/IPS etc) voluntarily opts to be vaccinated then that is their choice. What I would like to determine is how many of these photo sessions , held to "build confidence" about the vaccines, were conducted using saline solution to jab the otherwise thick skinned "officials"! Why are these officials going overboard to sell the vaccines? The “officials” who have indulged in these photo-sessions ought to first be jabbed with a large shot of the terrible state of governance, administration , policing, judiciary and accountability at all levels. They should first-hand suffer the diseased “system” they preside over and once they develop a vaccine for doing their job efficiently, only then they may have the audacity to suggest things to their wise employers( the Citizen).

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Marketing manager of vaccine industries after getting paid? Nobody need vaccines against a pandemic hoax with real data. The claim that vaccinated have milder symptoms is a big lie not proven by any research. If vaccines are good I request all The proponents of vaccines to have double doses or multiple doses which we have refused to take as wasting them without using is a crime. South Africa has returned Serum Institute vaccines after finding them useless in creating antibodies in recipients.

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  • Monty Dotor, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    2 vaccinated (Covisheild vaccine of SII) people in Karnataka- Teerthalli and Raichur,according to news reports developed Guillain Barre Syndrome, (ascending polyneuritis) which causes a lot of suffering as sensory nerves function (one can feel pain) and motor nerves do not(cannot move). This vaccine is produced from the stools of Chimpanzees and is adenovirus based with spike protein of Corona virus loaded. It is better to live (99.07%)or even die(0.03%) with Corona rather than have GBS.Vaccine takers should be informed about the known side effects before vaccination,and let people decide for themselves the risk/ benefit .

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Please read the Oxford University's report and save yourselves!!! "Common asthma treatment reduces need for hospitalisation in COVID-19 patients"

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  • Alwyn, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 21 2021

    Health workers must take Covid jab to prevent second wave: Minister Sudhakar Hello Minister Sudhakar, please pay the compensation to all front-line workers first.

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