Covid vaccination drive: Over 3.81 lakh priority group beneficiaries vaccinated

Last Modified Tuesday, 19 January 2021 (13:25 IST)
New Delhi:Over 3.81 lakh priority group beneficiaries have been vaccinated under the country's inoculation commenced on January 16.So far, the country reported 580 severe events and two persons have reportedly died due to cardiopulmonary disease after getting their vaccination shots.
The death of a 52-year-old in Moradabad & a 42-year-old in Karnataka have not been linked to the vaccines till now.
Over 3.81 lakh priority group beneficiaries have been vaccinated three days into India’s inoculation drive. The country reported 580 severe events and 2 persons — a 52 year old in Moradabad & a 42 year old in Karnataka — have reportedly died due to cardiopulmonary disease after getting their shots. The deaths have not been linked to the vaccines till now.
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 launched the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, world's largest against the deadly Coronavirus, and lauded the efforts of scientific community for development of vaccine calling it an example of India's talent and efficiency.
 
The government has approved two vaccines – Oxford-AstraZeneca’s ‘Covishield’ and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin.'(UNI)