India began one of the world's biggest Covid vaccination drives on January 16 this year. The Indian government had set off an ambitious but crucial program to inoculate an estimated 30 crore Indians. In a bid to safeguard Indians against the deadly virus, the government gave emergency approval to two Covid vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. The adverse event following immunization (AEFIs), observed in few cases are as follows: • Minor AEFI: These are minor reactions which are common, self-limiting e.g. pain & swelling at injection site, fever, irritability, malaise, etc. • Severe AEFI: These are non-hospitalized cases with increased severity which do not lead to long-term problems but can be disabling. Examples: Non-hospitalized cases of anaphylaxis that has recovered, high fever (>102-degree F), hypotonic hyporesponsive episodes, sepsis, etc. • Serious AEFI: include deaths, hospitalizations, clusters, disability, community/ parental concern following vaccination. Source: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/COVID19VaccineOG111Chapter16.pdf Cast your vote now to express your opinion!
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