The possibility of an adverse event after being vaccinated for COVID-19 cannot be ruled out, the government said on Tuesday and asked EU states and territories to be prepared for this as part of the coronavirus inoculation campaign.
At a press conference, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Post-Immunization Adverse Events (AEFI) are critical and states were asked to identify at least one Post-Immunization Adverse Event (AEFI) center. management in each block.
“Even during universal immunization programs, which have been going on for decades, some adverse effects are observed in children and pregnant women after the shots are administered. Hence, we cannot deny the possibility of an adverse event when COVID vaccination. 19 In countries where vaccination has already started, especially in the UK, adverse events have occurred on day one. So, it is essential that EU states and territories also prepare for this, “Bhushan said.
Detailed instructions on infection prevention and control practices when vaccinating and managing minor, severe and severe AEFI have been issued to states by the Center, he said.
“States have been asked to identify at least one AEFI management center in each block. PHCs, CHCs, district hospitals, private health facilities or any other fixed health facilities with medical officers and paramedics can be identified as AEFI management centers.” He said.
Additionally, each session site must be connected to a designated AEFI management center and the AEFI can also be reported via Co-WIN, a digitized platform, which will be used to track enrolled beneficiaries for vaccination and coronavirus vaccines on a time base, he added.