Episode 77 – Demystifying the COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccination fever (no pun intended) has gripped India over the past few months, more so since 1st May as Covid-19 vaccinations for those in the age group 18 – 44.
Nadir Pop was one of the lucky few who managed to get the vaccine last week and he shared his experience. Read more about it here.

On this episode, Nadir Pop & Peter Pop are joined by Dr. Dheeraj Mulchandani to bust some myths around the Covid-19 vaccine and get a better understanding about the 2nd wave of the pandemic and also the impending 3rd wave.

Dr. Dheeraj Mulchandani is a general and laparoscopic surgeon with an experience of over 18 years experience. An entrepreneur in the medical tourism business, he has conducted various training programs related to Covid-19 and the ongoing pandemic in the past year.

For the next few days and months as we ride out the 2nd wave, just think that it’s 2020 again and take those precautions.

Dr. Dheeraj Mulchandani

Highlights from the chat are:

  1. Myths and facts around the Covid-19 vaccine and the Coronavirus.
  2. Vaccination for pregnant women & lactating mothers
  3. The rise in the number of cases among youth and children during the current 2nd wave in India.
  4. The current status on vaccines for children.
  5. VERY IMPORTANT: The reason that children between the ages of 2-12 will be major target during the the third wave.

As there is a lot of information and also misinformation currently spreading, listeners are encouraged to share this episode with their friends and family.

The views expressed on this episode are of an expert, it is not a substitute for medical advice. Listeners are encouraged to seek medical advice before taking up any new treatment. Please seek professional medical advice. 

Pops in a Pod is part of #PodForChange, an initiative by the Indian podcasting community to raise funds for those affected by the pandemic in India, through the NGO, Give India. To make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by COVID19, we request you to donate here – https://fundraisers.giveindia.org/fundraisers/podforchange-covid-relief-fund

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Pops in a Pod is parenting podcast produced by first time dads Nadir Kanthawala (content and digital marketing professional) and Peter Kotikalapudi (marketing professional). Nadir has a daughter and Peter has a son. They currently reside in Mumbai, India

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