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52 Cases Of Adverse Effects Reported In Delhi After Vaccination On Day 1

A security guard who was given the vaccine at the hospital developed an allergic reaction. “He is kept under observation of doctors at the hospital,” said the AIIMS authorities. 

52 cases (51 minor and 1 severe) of AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) were reported in Delhi on the first day of the Covid-19 inoculation drive on Saturday among the frontline workers, news agency PTI reported quoting officials figures.

“A few AEFI cases were reported but most were minor and the persons were normalised during the observation period. Only one severe AEFI case was reported in South Delhi,” a top government official said.

A security guard who was given the vaccine at the hospital developed an allergic reaction. “He is kept under observation of doctors at the hospital,” said the AIIMS authorities.

Official data showed that eleven cases of “minor” AEFI were reported from south and southwest districts.

According to officials, the “minor” AEFI cases were reported from all districts except northeast and Shahdara districts.

At 81 centres across the national capital, administration of coronavirus vaccine started on Saturday. Each Centre was targeted to administer vaccines to 100 people (health workers).

Figures showed that a total of 4,319 were administered the vaccine against a target of 8,117 health workers to be vaccinated on the first day of the drive in 11 districts of Delhi.

Having the highest target of 1,100 vaccinations each,  706 and 487 people were vaccinated in the northwest and west Delhi on Saturday.

As per official figures, in northeast Delhi, there were two vaccination centres and a total of 77 people were vaccinated against the target of 200 people.

 

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