Every eligible citizen should deem it a duty to take the required doses of vaccine, the Vice President said

Highlighting the need to counter misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has urged the people’s representatives, film and sports celebrities to take the lead in dispelling myths and fears on Covid-19 vaccination.

Launching a free vaccination program in Hyderabad on Tuesday, VP Naidu said the Covid-19 vaccination campaign should become a people’s movement. He appealed to every eligible person to take the required doses without any fear or hesitation.

There was no alternative to taking the vaccine, he said addressing the free vaccination program organized by Swarna Bharat Trust in Hyderabad in collaboration with Bharat Biotech International Ltd and MediCiti Hospitals.

Highlighting the important role of the media in creating awareness and in encouraging Covid appropriate behavior, the Vice President said that every citizen, who is eligible for vaccination, should deem it as his or her duty to take the required doses of vaccine.

The Vice President stressed that the mission of vaccination should not lose momentum until every citizen is vaccinated.

Stressing the importance Covid appropriate behavior even after vaccination to effectively fight the pandemic, he emphasized that people should take personal responsibility in adherence to personal hygiene, in wearing masks and in maintaining a safe distance.

Vice President Naidu observed that at a time when even developed countries struggled to cope with the pandemic, India has not only successfully manufactured vaccines indigenously, but is also conducting the world’s largest free vaccination program.

"Further, in the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, India has exported vaccines around the world," he added.