580 cases of adverse events reported in India & 2 deaths not related to vaccine- MoHFW

Kohima, January 18 (NEx): In India, 580 cases of Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) and two (2) deaths have been reported so far after COVID-19 vaccination. An Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) is any unexpected medical occurrence which follows immunization. It may or may not be related to the vaccine or vaccination process.

Out of the total AEFIs, seven have required hospitalization. Of the three cases reported from Delhi, two have been discharged whereas one case with reported fainting is under observation at Max Hospital, Patparganj.

The reported case of AEFI in Uttarakhand is stable and under observation at AIIMS, Rishikesh. In Chhattisgarh, one person is under observation at the Govt. Medical College, Rajnandgaon.

Of the two cases of AEFI in Karnataka, one is under observation at District Hospital, Chitradurga and the second person is under observation at General Hospital, Challakere, Chitradurga.

Of the two deaths reported, death of the 52 year male from Moradabad, UP (who was vaccinated on January 16th, 2021 and died on the evening of January 17th, 2021) is not related to vaccination as per the post mortem report. Death was caused due to cardiopulmonary disease.

The second death was of a male person aged 43 years, resident of Bellary, Karnataka. He was vaccinated on January 16th, 2021 and died today.

The cause of death is anterior wall infarction with Cardiopulmonary failure. The post mortem is scheduled today at Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary, Karnataka.

As on today, January 18th, 2021, 5 pm, a total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID19 and for that 7,704 sessions were held, updated the MoHFW, India.

(News source: PIB)

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