580 Adverse Reactions, Deaths Not Linked to Vaccine: Centre

New Delhi: A total of 3.8 lakh people have been vaccinated since the rollout of the coronavirus vaccines three days ago, the government said on Monday.

Among them, 580 cases of adverse reactions have been observed and seven persons have been hospitalized. Two persons have died also but neither deaths are related to vaccines, the government said.

Of the two deaths reported, death of the 52-year-old male from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, who was vaccinated on 16th Jan and died on the evening of 17th Jan, is not related to vaccination as per the post mortem report, said Manohar Agnani, additional secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare adding that the death was caused due to cardiopulmonary disease.

The second person to die was a 43-year-old man in Karnataka’s Bellary. The government said he had died of cardio-pulmonary failure. The postmortem is yet to be done, the government said.

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