King George Medical University, Lucknow. Photo: Hopeoflight / Wikimedia Commons
New Delhi: Forty doctors at King George’s Medical University (KGMU), in Lucknow, have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past four days. Most of them had received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to IndiaTV.
However, doctors say there may be reason to doubt the vaccine’s effectiveness only if a recipient develops severe COVID-19 after being vaccinated.
KGMU Vice-Chancellor Dr Vipin Puri tested positive for the second time in nine months on April 6. He had received the second dose of the vaccine on March 25. New Indian Express reported.
Dr PK Gupta, former chairman of the Lucknow section of the Indian Medical Association, told the newspaper: “It is possible that people will test positive for COVID-19 despite taking the vaccine, but the intensity of the infection would be less. ”
Dr RK Dhiman, director of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow, was also reportedly tested positive a month after receiving the two doses of Covishield.
Dhiman said New Indian Express that the jab was very effective in preventing hospitalization as well as death. “At most, if they are infected, a person develops mild symptoms,” he said.
Emergency doctor at Lucknow Civil Hospital Dr Nitin Mishra was the first person from Uttar Pradesh to test positive for COVID-19 after completing a course on Covaxin, National herald reported on March 23.
Mishra had received two doses of Covaxin on February 16 and March 15 and developed a mild cough and fever after the second stroke, according to the report.
Chief Medical Officer Dr MK Singh said Deccan Herald that the vaccine was “safe”. “Most of those who are vaccinated will not be infected with the virus, and even if some of them are infected, it will not be serious.”
At SGPGI’s Avanti Bai Hospital, two doctors and three lab technicians among other staff had also tested positive for COVID-19. Nine of the ten infected people had received their COVID-19 vaccines, India time wrote.
More than 26 doctors in Bihar were also infected with COVID-19 after the inoculation, New Indian Express reported on April 8. Nine doctors from Patna Medical College and eight doctors from Nalanda Medical College have tested positive after receiving COVID-19 vaccines, the report says.
Twenty-two doctors from the gynecology department of PGIMS Rohtak had tested positive for COVID-19 for a week, Hindustan Times reported on March 31.
There is no need to panic about vaccinated people contracting COVID-19 and doubt the vaccine’s effectiveness because of it, doctors said. India time.
If a person who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine is infected, their immune system takes time to develop the antibodies, which cause serious illness, the newspaper said, citing doctors.
Dr T. Jacob John, former professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore, said India today, “If the disease changes from a severe infection to a mild infection, this is what is expected of the vaccine.”
Dr Gagandeep Kang, vice chairman of the board of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and professor of microbiology at CMC, said India today Vaccines are not expected to protect against asymptomatic infection – but to protect against disease. “95% effectiveness would still mean that a small proportion of cases that occur will be in people who have been vaccinated,” she said.
“To fully protect yourself from COVID-19, following appropriate COVID behavior like wearing masks and social distancing is important,” said Dr Raman Gangakhedkar, former chief epidemiology scientist at the Indian Research Council medical. Hindustan Times.
“Whether it’s 14 days or more than 14 days after the second vaccine doses, the risk of infection remains.”