Indian gov't confirms 580 adverse reactions following COVID-19 vaccination

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- India's federal health ministry Monday said 580 cases of adverse reactions have been observed following COVID-19 vaccination and seven persons have been hospitalized.

According to the ministry, two persons have died but none of the deaths is related to vaccines.

"580 cases of Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) have been reported so far. Out of these, seven have required hospitalization," the health ministry said.

"Of the two deaths reported, one hailing from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, is not related to vaccination as per the post mortem report. Death was caused due to cardiopulmonary disease. The second death in Bellary in Karnataka that took place today was due to anterior wall infarction with cardiopulmonary failure," the ministry said.

According to the ministry so far 381,305 beneficiaries have been vaccinated. Monday marked the third day of the vaccination drive.

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