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Map long-term effects of vaccine, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad. File   | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said India should be well placed to get a COVID-19 vaccine at an ‘affordable price’ at an early stage, and asked policy makers to take note that a COVID-like pandemic can pose a threat to internal security in future.

At the all-party meet, Mr. Azad also asked the government to put in place an effective monitoring system to study long-term adverse effects of the COVID-19 vaccine. “...the government should rigorously monitor the quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccine,” he said.

Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said there was no “road map” for vaccinating common citizens.

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