India Vaccinates Over 380,000 People In 3 Days

According to India’s Health Ministry, the country has successfully vaccinated over 381,305 people since nationwide vaccination began on Saturday.

India recently gave emergency approval to vaccines developed by AstraZeneca and a local pharmaceutical company, Bharat Biotech as daily cases hit 12,584.

On Monday alone, 148,266 people received injections.

Health Ministry officials also revealed 580 cases of reported adverse effects of the vaccine with seven people were hospitalized. 

Two deaths have also been reported, but officials say evidence does not suggest it was caused by the vaccine. 

A 53-year-old man in northern Uttar Pradesh state died on Sunday morning, a day after receiving the vaccine. A post mortem report revealed the cause of death due to cardiopulmonary disease. In southern Karnataka state, a 43-year-old man also died on Monday after receiving the vaccine on Saturday with the cause of death also linked to cardiopulmonary failure.

“These deaths are not related to the vaccination according to the post mortem report,” health ministry officials stressed at a press conference on Monday.

Patsy Nwogu

Reporting on data-driven featured stories and investigations.

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