From May all those above the age of 18 will be eligible for the vaccination against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). And with the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases and no other cure in sight, NT KURIOCITY asks youngsters if they would consider getting vaccinated

I am usually very panicky when it comes to any sort of vaccine. But in this case, I think it is very important for everyone to take the vaccine. The second wave of the virus is getting scarier each day and I feel it is a necessity of every individual to take care of themselves and their family, and take the vaccine as a precaution. I would definitely take the vaccine as soon as I can.

 

Tanisi Kakodkar, food blogger, Margao

With the rising levels of COVID-19 cases and new COVID-19 strains, which don’t show signs of being positive, taking the vaccine is the best way to fight the virus. It would not only help us but also keep our loved ones and the people around us safe and healthy. 

 

Dattaraj Mhaselkar, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao

Yes, I will be taking the vaccine. It is the only way and we should take it as it is being provided for us. Till further notice everyone should take it because it can help us not get affected by the virus. As COVID-19 is spreading rapidly we must take all the possible safety measures in order to stay healthy. 

 

Suzanne D’souza, St Xavier’s College Mapusa

Yes, I would take the risk of taking the vaccine, just as a precaution, because it is not a 100 per cent cure for coronavirus. It has side effects like fever, headache and body pain. 

 

Julius Mesquita, Cansaulim

No, I will not be taking the vaccine. It is my understanding that a proper vaccine is created when a full and proper study is done on a virus and it is a known fact that there have been newer strains of the virus that have begun to spread around the globe. So, it would mean that we don’t really have a complete understanding of the virus at the moment. If and when we do have a complete understanding of the virus, and a vaccine is created, only then will I feel comfortable to take it. Until then it’s a hard no for me. 

 

Lionel Jonathan De Souza, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao