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Over 2.24 lakh vaccinated in 2 days, 447 adverse events: Centre

News: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released the data on COVID-19 vaccination.

Facts:

Key Highlights of the Data:

  • India has vaccinated the highest number of persons on the first day under its COVID-19 vaccination program. This is much higher than many other countries such as the USA, the UK and France.
  • Around 2.24 lakh beneficiaries have been given COVID-19 vaccines in the first two days of India’s countrywide vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus infection.
  • 447 cases of AEFI (Adverse event following immunization) have been reported. Most of the cases are minor and only three of the cases required hospitalization.
    • According to WHO, Any untoward medical occurrence which follows immunization and does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the usage of the vaccine is known as AEFI.

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