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Our central government decided to go deeper into the review of side-effects on people after being vaccinated. Several countries suspended Oxford-AstraZeneca because of the fear of blood clot. However, no such case has been reported in the country. The Local version of Oxford-AstraZeneca is called Covishield, Which Serum Institute of India—world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume— made with AstraZeneca to produce a billion doses of the vaccine for Covid-19.

Covishield side-effects: Concerns in Europe

“We are looking at all the adverse events, particularly serious adverse events like deaths and hospitalisation. We will come back if we find anything of concern,” N.K. Arora, a member of India’s national task force on COVID-19 told news agency AFP

Arora also said “There is no immediate issue of concern as a number of adverse events (in India) is very, very low. We are re-looking at (adverse events that were reported) to see if there was any issue of blood clotting.”

“In fact there is a real effort from our side that once complete investigation is done, to put its results in public domain, on the ministry of health website,” Arora added.

Covishield side-effects: Concerns in Europe

Having granted the emergency use approval to Covishield, it first dose was given to 16,39,663 beneficiaries that included health-care workers and front line workers. The second shot was received by 4,13,874 people. So far, 2,82,18,457 doses have been administered.

“Some states in the country have been reporting very high number of daily new Covid cases. Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue to report a surge in Covid daily cases,” the health ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Whether Covishield has side-effects in India or not is still a debatable topic. For the record, in last 24 hours, India had 23,285 cases out of which 85.6% came from six states

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