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