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380,000 vaccinated so far, no serious adverse events, says health ministry

Two deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, one not linked to jab, the other yet to be investigated

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An Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) is any unexpected medical occurrence which follows immunisation

Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
Three days into the Covid-19 vaccination drive, almost 400,000 healthcare workers have received the shot in 7,700 sessions across the country, according to the health ministry. Even as the numbers have failed to match the government expectation, some 580 adverse events and two deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka kept the authorities busy all of Monday, trying to give out an assurance that the vaccines were safe.              

For the death of a 52-year-old hospital staff from Moradabad, the vaccine connection was ruled out after a post-mortem. He died a day after receiving the

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First Published: Jan 18 2021 | 8:29 PM IST

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