447 adverse events across India post-vaccination, 3 serious

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS): A total of 447 Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) have been reported in the last two days of the massive inoculation drive against Covid-19 that is now underway in the country. Of them, three cases were serious in nature and required hospitalisation, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The three cases occurred at different hospitals cum vaccination centres, the ministry added.

"One has been discharged from Northern Railway Hospital Delhi within 24 hours. One has been discharged from AIIMS Delhi. One is under observation in AIIMS Rishikesh and is fine," the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Meanwhile, as many as 2,24,311 beneficiaries have received doses of Covid vaccines in 553 sessions of vaccination till Sunday held across the country, the ministry added.

IANS earlier reported that a 22-year-old security guard at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, was admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) after he developed an allergic reaction here following inoculation a day ago.

The guard had suffered headache, rash, respiratory distress, and tachycardia.

However, the ministry missed the serious adverse event the Delhi government recorded in its list on Saturday where a healthcare worker of NDMC Charak Pallika Hospital had to be hospitalised post inoculation in the hospital. The healthcare worker was, however, discharged after few hours of observation.

The ministry also stressed that majority of the the adverse event are minor in nature and may or may not be related to the vaccination process.

"An adverse event following immunisation is any unexpected medical occurrence which follows immunisation. It may or may not be related to vaccine or vaccination process. Majority of the AEFIs are minor in nature: pain, mild swelling at injection site, mild fever, body ache, nausea, giddiness and mild allergic reactions like rashes, etc," it said.



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  • abdul munim, UDUPI

    Mon, Jan 18 2021

    knowing that the vaccine is not 100% foolproof, lower category D class workers are being experimented for the exercise.

    All top politicians and bureaucrats are staying clear..Tamasha dekho type

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 17 2021

    A business PARTNER of one of the vaccinations is ICMR...

    ...the main adviser to the Central Government on the disease and the vaccines.

    In any other country people would stay clear of such vaccines.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Jan 17 2021

    Union health minister did not an answer when asked in the parliament last year to give account of number of health workers death. So how can we now trust these numbers from his ministry????????????..............Could be much more and much more serious cases.

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 17 2021

    i would prefer to die without the vaccination😁

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  • Ranjith, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 17 2021

    Trust Ramdev Baba.

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  • SAN SHETTY, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jan 17 2021

    this baba is irrelavant in tulunadu....our elders taught us more than him and whoever followed is healthy even today amid this artificial food era.fyi.

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