“He was brought dead to the hospital,” the chief medical officer at Moradabad government hospital said.
Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, chairman & executive director, Narayana Health, being adminstered a dose of Covid vaccine, in Bengaluru, on Monday | Photo: PTI
An Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) could be any unexpected medical occurrence after vaccination. It may or may not be related to the vaccine or vaccination process.
The turnout of healthcare workers has been lower than expected over fears linked to the safety of vaccines. The data as of 5 pm showed that Karnataka
had vaccinated maximum number of beneficiaries at 36,888, followed by Odisha at 22,579.
Of the seven cases of hospitalization, two were discharged while five were kept under observation. One person fainting was being monitored at Max Hospital in Delhi. The reported case of AEFI in Uttarakhand is stable and under observation at AIIMS, Rishikesh. The rest were under observation in various hospitals in Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.
Most states have picked four days in a week to hold Covid vaccine sessions.
India plans to vaccinate 30 million healthcare and frontline workers initially. Around 300 million — including senior citizens with comorbidities — are expected to be vaccinated by the next phase.
In the first lot, Serum Institute
of India has supplied 11 million doses of Covishield and another 45 million doses are likely to be taken by the government soon. Bharat Biotech
has supplied lower number of doses of Covaxin, which got the regulator's approval under the third phase clinical trial.
Besides supply side issues, the health ministry
is also trying to fix the problems related to the CO-Win software, which is being used to track the vaccine delivery. Many states have raised concern that the digital platform was slow, causing delay in uploading beneficiary lists. As a result, states have been managing the data, contacting beneficiaries manually and later uploading the data online.
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