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Over 17,000 Vaccinated On Day 2, Adverse Reactions Minor: Health Ministry

The whole variety of individuals vaccinated towards the novel coronavirus, thus far, is round 2.24 lakh (File)

New Delhi:

Over 17,000 individuals had been vaccinated throughout six states on Day 2 of India’s coronavirus vaccination drive, the Health Ministry mentioned Sunday night, including that the quantity of people that had obtained a minimum of one shot was round 2.24 lakh. On Saturday (Day 1) 1.91 lakh individuals had been vaccinated at 3,006 websites throughout the nation, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the drive.

The Health Ministry mentioned the drop within the variety of states finishing up vaccinations right this moment was a part of a “usual strategy” to keep away from clashes with immunisation schedules for different sicknesses.

“The usual strategy is to avoid days on which there is a holiday or routine immunisation for other diseases. Most states are doing it over four days but smaller states like Goa are doing it over two because they have lesser numbers,” Manohar Agnani, Health Ministry Joint Secretary, mentioned.

The Health Ministry mentioned vaccinations had been carried out at 553 websites on Sunday.

The ministry additionally pressured that protocols had been in place to answer AEFIs (hostile occasions following immunisation). The ministry added that almost all of such occasions had been normally delicate in nature – some swelling on the injection website, slight nausea or transient allergic reactions to the jab.

Only a couple of AEFIs required hospitalisation and these had been listed as “serious”, the ministry defined.

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At right this moment’s briefing the ministry additionally mentioned that solely 447 AEFIs had been recorded over the 2 days of vaccination, of which solely three sufferers needed to be hospitalised. Two of those three have been discharged after therapy (from Delhi’s AIIMS and Railway Hospital), whereas the third was below statement on the AIIMS in Rishikesh.

The WHO defines AEFIs as any untoward medical prevalence which follows immunisation and doesn’t essentially have a causal relationship with the utilization of the vaccine.

Earlier right this moment Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain mentioned 52 AEFIs had been recorded within the nationwide capital after the vaccine roll-out. Only one in all thes incidents was “a bit serious,” he mentioned.

The affected person has been admitted to AIIMS and is secure now, he added.

Delhi witnessed the primary injection in India’s Covid vaccination drive – a sanitation employee was given a primary dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin with Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan observing.

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