NEW DELHI: The authorities on Monday mentioned it recognized 26 potential instances of bleeding and blood clotting in India because of the administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine in India.
Serum Institute of India is producing Covishield vaccine in India in partnership with AstraZeneca.
As per a report submitted by the National AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) Committee to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, “more than 23,000 adverse events were reported” by way of the CO-WIN platform reported from 684 of the 753 districts of the nation.
“Of these, only 700 cases (@ 9.3 cases /million doses administered) were reported to be serious and severe nature” the report mentioned.
“26 instances have been reported to be potential thromboembolic (formation of a clot in a blood vessel which may additionally break unfastened and carried by the blood stream to plug one other vessel) occasions – following the administration of Covishield vaccine – with a reporting fee of zero.61 instances/ million doses,” mentioned the committee.
The committee additionally mentioned no potential thromboembolic occasions had been reported following administration of Covaxin vaccine.
The well being ministry individually issued advisories to healthcare employees and vaccine beneficiaries to encourage individuals to pay attention to suspected thromboembolic signs.
These embrace breathlessness; ache in chest; ache in limbs/ache on urgent limbs or swelling in limbs (arm or calf);
a number of, pinhead dimension crimson spots or bruising of pores and skin in an space past the injection website; persistent belly ache with or with out vomiting; seizures within the absence of earlier historical past of seizures with or with out vomiting;
extreme and chronic headache with or with out vomiting (within the absence of earlier historical past of migraine or power headache); weak spot/paralysis of limbs or any specific aspect or a part of the physique (together with face); persistent vomiting with none apparent motive; blurred imaginative and prescient or ache in eyes or having double imaginative and prescient and alter in psychological standing or having confusion or depressed stage of consciousness.