Stop using Covaxin until full results out: Chhattisgarh Health Minister

Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo on January 09 said that government should stop using Covaxin (COVID-19 vaccine) until the full results out. He said, "Covaxin approved for 'emergency use' on basis of two phases of testing without observing in detail, the after-effects. There is no data about for how long inoculation effects will last. My opinion is to wait before results are clearly out." He further said, "Until the full results of Covaxin are reached, I am of the opinion that we should stop. This is a global and national level pandemic. As national programs of health, in the event of this disaster, the central government should provide the vaccine."