For the last year, the world has been under the grip of the deadly Coronavirus which has led humanity to believe that 2020 has been the worst year in human memory with the constructive virus spreading to all parts of the world subjecting Governments to shut down markets, economic activities and transportation norms leading to complete disruption in supply chain and demand consumption. The virus through its regenerative disorders and impact patterns and spread to all the major functioning economies of the world like Asia-Pacific, North America, South America, and Europe with The United States of America being the epicenter of the virus with more than 2,00,000 deaths and India being the most affected country with the highest impact economically, the second and third wave of the Coronavirus is expected to arrive soon.
Although countries have come up with immunization and vaccination programs to counter the impact and negative effects of the virus. However, a serious concern has arisen after careful analysis of the virus vaccination programs that are in the second and third stages of clinical trials in India. The institutional chiefs of the vaccine and immunization organization of the country, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) have cautioned the country's prospects about the Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) protocols which could arise after the vaccine has been inoculated in the bodies of the people who are voluntarily opting for the vaccination tests.
There have been certain complications regarding the AEFI Protocols and thus the medicinal experts in the country have advised taking a few judicious steps to curb the impact of the virus. Firstly, it has been advised that AEFI Management Centers must be set up at the district and the block levels so that information regarding the vaccination programs can be passed out to the interested aspirants who are aiming to take the vaccine in their body.
Armies and Paramilitary Professionals are the ones who help in protecting our country during times of acute diplomatic tension. Bhushan, the chief of medical authorities in the country has informed that the State Governments would be setting up vaccine administration and monitoring units in the departments of the Military and Paramilitary organizations, setting up vaccination centers in their vicinity. The management center would take care of institutionalized cold chain protocols where the vaccines will be stored in adequate quantity and sufficient training would be provided to the medical personnel of the management centers before they are deployed for action in the field.
However, some other guidelines have also been released by the medical authorities in the country. The status of Emergency Authorization or EA has been granted to a few vaccines which are still in the last stage of clinical trial and development. But they have been granted the status because the vaccines have been complying with the global standards and the health and safety measures that are in place regarding the standardized use of the vaccine in the market. For example- The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine which has been manufactured as a collaboration between the American and German technology and the pharmaceutical giant is now in its final stage of a clinical trial in most of the developed countries of the world. Thus when it comes to the authorization of the vaccine it has been granted ratification by all the prime economies of the world.
Moreover, concern has arisen about the comorbidities that are predicted to arise in the body of adults. The medical authorities had first estimated that the complications related to post-vaccination disorders would be found only in children and women. But after the careful analysis of the vaccination data, it has been found that complexities would arise in the body functioning system of the adults as well. Moreover, the comorbidities noticed in the adults and the symptoms will display unidentified patterns and would be noted as difficult to identify and track.
The chief medical officers in our country have warned us of getting overexcited at the prospect of getting a vaccination inoculation so early. They have asked us to take a cautious step towards the vaccine and understand the implications of injecting the vaccine in the body. The reports of adverse impact on vaccination must be read carefully and understood with acute care and diligence. Dr. V.K. Paul has asked our countrymen to treat the situation critically since we are still not out of the crisis. Uttarakhand, Nagaland, and Himachal Pradesh have a high proportion of cases that need to be controlled as they are among the least impacted states in the first wave of Coronavirus that has swept the country.