As many as 2,24,301 people have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccine so far, the Union Health Ministry mentioned on Day two of the nationwide vaccination drive on Sunday. It additionally knowledgeable that about 447 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) have been reported. Only three of them required hospitalisation, ministry’s Additional Secretary Manohar Agnani mentioned at a press briefing.
- “Today being Sunday, only six states conducted vaccination drive and in 553 session a total of 17,072 beneficiaries were vaccinated,” the official mentioned.
- The six states the place the vaccination drive was carried out on Sunday are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur and Tamil Nadu.
- Agnani mentioned a complete of 2,24,301 beneficiaries have been vaccinated until January 17 as per provisional stories, including that 2,07,229 of them obtained the jabs on day one of many drive.
- “A total of 447 AEFI have been reported on January 16 and 17, out of which only three required hospitalisation. Most of the AEFI reported so far are minor like fever, headache, nausea,” he mentioned.
- The official additionally mentioned a gathering was held on Sunday with all states and union territories to evaluation the progress of the drive, determine bottlenecks and plan corrective actions.
- On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolled out the world’s largest inoculation drive towards COVID-19 and mentioned the 2 vaccines being deployed will guarantee a “decisive victory” for India towards the pandemic.
- India has permitted two vaccines — Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and Covishield from the Oxford/AstraZeneca secure being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India — for emergency use within the nation.
- According to the federal government, the pictures can be provided first to an estimated one crore healthcare employees and round two crore frontline employees, after which to individuals above 50 years of age, adopted by individuals youthful than 50 years of age with related comorbidities.