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No side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine in Maharashtra so far: Rajesh Tope

According to data by the Union Health Department on Sunday, January 17, 2.24 lakh people have been vaccinated in the last two days across the nation. Of these, 447 have been found to have adverse effects of the vaccine.

No side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine in Maharashtra so far: Rajesh Tope
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On Sunday, January 17, which was the second day of the first phase of vaccination roll-out, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said there has been no case of adverse reaction or side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine in Maharashtra so far.

While talking to reporters, Tope also expressed confidence that "everything will be safe". As many as 18,425 beneficiaries, or 65 per cent of the target for the first day, were given vaccine shot across the state on Saturday, January 16, a health department official earlier said.

There has absolutely been no report of any adverse reaction or side-effects of the vaccine following the drive on the first day. Everything was safe, it will be safe, Tope said.

However, the Maharashtra government on Saturday evening, January 16, announced the suspension of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state till Monday, January 18, owing to problems in the Co-WIN app.

The app has been created by the Centre for managing registration for the inoculation. Tope said it is expected that a "small technical glitch" in the app of the Centre will be addressed soon.

From Tuesday, January 19, we will conduct the drive again. Anyway, we have to conduct the drive for four days in a week, he said.

According to data by the Union Health Department on Sunday, January 17, 2.24 lakh people have been vaccinated in the last two days across the nation. Of these, 447 have been found to have adverse effects of the vaccine. Out of these 447, three were adversely affected by the vaccine and had to be admitted to the hospital.

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