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COVID Vaccination: Over 4.54 Lakh Inoculated So Far, 0.18% Adverse Events, Both Vaccines 'Safe', Says Govt

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NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul, addressing the press conference said that the concerns regarding the adverse effects post immunisation as of now seems to be unfounded and negligible. He further added that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

COVID Vaccination: Over 4.54 Lakh Inoculated So Far, 0.18% Adverse Events, Both Vaccines 'Safe', Says Govt

India has vaccinated as many as 4.45 lakh people since the commencement of the nation-wide vaccination drive on January 16. On Tuesday COVID-19 vaccination drive entered the fourth day and so far a total of 4,54,049 beneficiaries have been vaccinated across the country.

The government said that 0.18 per cent were adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), while 0.002 per cent people had to be hospitalised.

"Only 0.18 per cent of beneficiaries developed adverse events following immunisation, while 0.002 per cent were hospitalized. The adverse events following immunisation are fairly low. In fact, these are the lowest in the world in the first three days," said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan.

NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul, addressing the press conference said that the concerns regarding the adverse effects post immunisation as of now seems to be unfounded and negligible. He further added that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe.

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