SunstarTV Bureau: After being administered a shot of Covaxin at AIIMS in New Delhi on Saturday, the security guard developed an allergic reaction in his body, informed AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria.
According to Guleria, the security guard, at AIIMS who received the jab after 4 p.m., complained of palpitations and developed an allergic skin rash within 15-20 minutes after being inoculated and was admitted to the facility.
“He was immediately managed with appropriate treatment and he improved. He is stable. As a precautionary measure, he has been admitted for overnight observation and his condition is being monitored. He is likely to be discharged in the morning,” Dr. Guleria said.
The official figure showed, on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccination drive yesterday, one ‘severe’ and 51 ‘minor’ cases of Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) were reported among health care workers.
Against a target of 8,117 health workers to be vaccinated on the first day of the drive-in 11 districts of Delhi, a total of 4,319 were administered the vaccine.
“A few AEFI cases were reported but most were minor and the persons were normalized during the observation period. Only one severe AEFI case was reported in South Delhi,” said a top government official.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), any untoward medical occurrence which follows immunization and does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the usage of the vaccine is known as AEFI.
Administration of Coronavirus vaccine started in Delhi at 81 centers across the city on Saturday.