Zee News Reporter Pooja Makkar Becomes First Journalist to Get Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin | Watch
After undergoing requisite tests, Makkar was inocculated yesterday at 2 PM at AIIMS, Delhi.
New Delhi: Zee News reporter Pooja Makkar became the first Indian journalist to get Covaxin, the indigenous vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech against the novel coronavirus. Makkar said that she decided to get Covaxin as “it was necessary to instill confidence among common people that the vaccine is fully safe.”
A controversy has erupted after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved Covaxin for emergency use without Phase III trial data. Several experts and Opposition leaders have claimed ‘premature’ clearance could risk lives and fuel vaccine hesitancy in India.
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Meanwhile, sharing her experience, the reporter said that she has not suffered any complication so far. After undergoing requisite tests, Makkar was inocculated yesterday at 2 PM at AIIMS, Delhi. She will get another shot of Covaxin after 4 weeks (28 days).
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