- The fifth day ends with vaccinating over 8 lakh beneficiaries, 82 AEFIs report.
- Dr. Vardhan advised people to pursue the truth and attempt to find correct Information from authentic sources.
THD NewsDesk, New Delhi: Commenting that while countries across the globe are asking India for access to vaccines, a section within the country is “fomenting misinformation and doubts for narrow political ends,” Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, uncovered IEC posters to approach and address the debated problem of vaccine skepticism in some segments of the population.
Joined by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, and Dr. V K Paul, Member (Health), Niti Aayog, Dr. Vardhan advised people to pursue the truth and attempt to find correct Information from authentic sources.
As of January 21, 2021, 7 am, a total of 8,06,484 beneficiaries have received the vaccination, as per the health ministry statement. In the last 24 hours, 1,31,649 people were vaccinated across 2,398 sessions. 14,118 sessions have been conducted so far.
82 adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) have been reported till 6 pm on January 20, the fifth day of the vaccination drive, with no case of serious/severe AEFI attributable to vaccination to date, as per a health ministry statement.
Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan reported one AEFI each, and all had been discharged.
Of the four AEFIs in Delhi, three have been discharged, while one was under observation at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Shahdara.
Of the two AEFIs reported in Karnataka, one was discharged, and the other was under observation at District Hospital, Chitradurga. West Bengal’s single AEFI so far was under observation at Sub-Divisional Hospital, Jangipura, Murshidabad.
Source: Express Healthcare