No AEFI cases reported after COVID vaccination in Telangana

Hyderabad: State Director of Public Health and Family Welfare Dr Srinivas Rao said a few mild reactions were reported after the mass COVID-19 vaccination in Telangana.

He said there were no Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) cases reported. The few mild reactions were taken care of and kept under observation as a part of precautionary measures, Rao said.

Dr Rao said that out of the total vaccine stock received by Telangana from the central government, 95 per cent was that of Covishield, while 20,000 of them were Covaxin.

Rao said Covaxin will be used in the coming days in accordance with the protocols laid down by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The consent of the beneficiary will be taken before administering the vaccine he added.

The Telangana government has vaccinated more than 18,000 beneficiaries so far.