Vaccination against Covid-19: Cannot deny chances of adverse event, states said to be ready, says health secretary

Indicative Case Mortality Rate (CFR) is 1.45%, while globally it is 2.26%, according to Bhushan, adding that India CFR is among the lowest in the world. (Representative image; AP photo)

Union Secretary-General Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said it was impossible to deny adverse events when the Covid-19 vaccine drive in the country would start, adding that it was essential that states and union territories prepare for such possibilities.

Speaking about the preparation for the COVID-19 vaccine drive, Bhushan stated that states received detailed instructions on control practices and infection prevention during the Covid-19 vaccine drive. He also gave guidelines on managing minor, severe, serious adverse events after immunization, he added.

Speaking about the possibilities of adverse events during the Coronavirus immunization program, Bhushan stated that it is a “critical aspect” and said that in the course of universal immunization programs that last for decades, some harms can be seen in children and pregnant women. women after vaccination.

He cited the example of the United Kingdom, where adverse events were noted on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccine drive, and said the possibility of such adverse events cannot be denied and it is essential that the states and territories of the Union be prepared. for such situations.

The execution of the excuse plan continues and states have been given guidelines for evaluating electrical and non-electric cold chain equipment. Also guidelines on cold chain management (for storage and preservation of temperature-sensitive vaccine vials) and finally cold chain points and meeting places have been published, the health secretary said.

Lowering the number of coronavirus tests conducted so far in India, Bhushan stated that more than Rs 15.55 crore has been done so far for detection of coronavirus infection, and the cumulative positivity has dropped to 6.37 during the average daily positivity. over the past week it was 3.00 percent.

Indicative Case Mortality Rate (CFR) is 1.45%, while globally it is 2.26%, Bhushan said, adding that India CFR is among the lowest in the world.

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