COVID-19: Of those vaccinated, 0.18 % were adverse events, says govt

These are fairly low, in fact lowest so far as we know in the world in the first three days. " He said

Published: 19th January 2021 06:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th January 2021 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

A medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to a frontline worker, in Bengaluru. (Photo | Meghana Sastry, EPS)

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) Of the total people vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, the government on Tuesday said 0.18 per cent experienced adverse events following immunisation, while 0.002 per cent had to be hospitalised which is fairly low.

Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul said concerns about adverse effects and serious problems post immunisation as of now seem to be unfounded, negligible, insignificant and stressed that both the vaccines are safe.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, "As per the data available so far, only 0.18 per cent is the Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) and 0.002 is the percentage of the people who were hospitalized following immunization. These are fairly low, in fact lowest so far as we know in the world in the first three days," he said. India recorded the highest number of first day vaccinations for COVID-19 immunisation.


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