“None of the doctors who are talking about opting out are anti-vaccine. But they are questioning the lack of data. We feel that about 20% of beneficiaries could back out during the Phase I rollout,” said a source at Medical College Hospital Kolkata.
Currently, out of the vaccines that have got emergency-use approval in India, 6.9 lakh doses of Covishield have arrived in West Bengal for vaccination of around 6 lakh healthworkers.
“I am not at all anti-vaccine. I am hesitant because enough data to make an informed decision is not available from the government.