Covid-19 vaccination: According to the Minister of Health, the likelihood of an adverse event cannot be denied

India’s case death rate (CFR) is 1.45 percent, while Bhushan says it is 2.26 percent worldwide. India’s CFR is among the lowest in the world. (Representative picture; AP photo)

Union Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan said Tuesday that adverse events cannot be denied once the Covid-19 vaccination campaign begins in the country, adding that it is important that states and union territories prepare for such opportunities.

Regarding the preparation of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, Bhushan stated that detailed instructions on control practices and prevention of infection were given to states during the Covid-19 vaccination drive. Guidelines have also been issued for the management of minor, major, and major adverse events following immunization, he added.

Bhushan spoke about the potential for adverse events during the coronavirus immunization program, stating that it was a “critical issue”. In the course of the universal immunization programs that have been going on for decades, some undesirable effects have been observed in children and children pregnant women after vaccination.

Citing the UK example of detecting adverse events on the first day of vaccination against Covid-19, he said the possibility of such adverse events cannot be denied and that it is imperative that states and union territories do this prepared for such situations.

Execution of the vaccination schedule is underway and guidelines have been given to states for estimating electrical and non-electrical cold chain equipment. Guidelines have also been issued for cold chain management (on the storage and retention of temperature sensitive vaccine bottles) and ultimately cold chain points and meeting locations, the health minister said.

Bhushan gave an overview of the number of coronavirus tests performed in India to date, stating that more than 15.55 crore tests have been performed to detect coronavirus infection and the cumulative positivity rate has dropped to 6.37 while the Average daily positivity rate has dropped over the past week to 3.00 percent.

India’s case death rate (CFR) is 1.45 percent, while Bhushan says it is 2.26 percent worldwide. India’s CFR is among the lowest in the world.

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