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Quick vaccination vital: V.K. Paul

Member, (Health) of the NITI Aayog V.K. Paul. File   | Photo Credit: AP

Quick vaccination is key to opening the economy and going back to normal, said Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Dr. V. K. Paul, speaking to DD News, according to a release issued by the Health Ministry on Tuesday.

The Ministry said India now aimed to vaccinate at least one crore people a day.

Dr. Paul added that a third wave could be stopped if COVID Appropriate Behaviour was followed and a majority of the people got vaccinated. “Why will there be a third wave if we follow COVID Appropriate Behaviour and get ourselves vaccinated? There are many countries where even second wave has not arrived; if we follow COVID appropriate behaviour, this period will pass,” he said.

Highlighting the importance of vaccination, he said: “We need to do our daily work, maintain our social life, open schools, businesses, take care of our economy; we will be able to do all this only when we are able to vaccinate at a fast pace.”

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry said it had ensured that full supplies of COVID-19 vaccines under the direct State procurement are provided to States before 21st June.


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