Covid 19 India vaccination Day 3 Highlights: 1,48,266 beneficiaries get corona jab, govt says no serious side-effect reported

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New Delhi | Updated: January 18, 2021 10:06:53 pm

Covid 19 Vaccine India update: On January 16, India recorded the highest number of Covid vaccination and the numbers are more than many other countries, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement.

Covid 19 India vaccine UpdateCovid 19 Vaccine India update: The Day 2 of Covid 19 vaccination in India witnessed 17,072 beneficiaries being vaccinated in six states (Image- UNICEF India)

Covid 19 Vaccine India update: Covid-19 vaccination in India enters the third day and so far 2.24 lakh individuals have been administered Coronavirus vaccines Covidshield and Covaxin against the highly contagious disease. All states and Union Territories (UTs) won’t hold Covid-19 vaccination today as the Central government has advised them to plan COVID19 vaccination sessions four days a week. Out of the 2.24 lakh Covid-19 vaccine receivers, a total of 447 Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) have been reported on January 16 and January 17. Of these AEFIs, three individuals required hospitalisation.

On January 16, India recorded the highest number of Covid vaccination and the numbers are more than many other countries, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement. The Day 2 of Covid 19 vaccination in India witnessed 17,072 beneficiaries being vaccinated in six states. These states are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has decided to resume the vaccination drive for Covid-19 in the state from tomorrow. The state could not begin the vaccination drive on Saturday after technical glitches were reported in the application of Co-WIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) application that has been designed to keep a digital record of the people who have been vaccinated.

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    21:57 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Maharashtra, Kerala, Bengal only states to report daily COVID-19 fatality in double digits

    Maharashtra, Kerala and West Bengal are the only states that reported daily COVID-19 death in double digits, health ministry data on Monday showed. (PTI)

    21:55 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Gujarat: Doctor, 3 others held for COVID-19 insurance fraud

    A doctor and three others were held for allegedly trying to claim insurance with the help of bogus COVID-19 medical records in Vadodara in Gujarat, police said on Monday. (PTI)

    21:53 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    COVID: 7 more deaths, 140 new cases in Punjab

    Seven more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Punjab, bringing the death toll to 5,509, while 140 fresh cases took the infection count to 1,70,729 on Monday, according to a medical bulletin. (PTI)

    21:53 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Tamil Nadu records 551 new COVID-19 cases, 103-yr-old among 8 dead

    The COVID-19 tally in Tamil Nadu touched 8,31,323 with the addition of 551 new cases on Monday, while eight more deaths, including that of a 103-year-old man, pushed the toll to 12,272, the health department said. (PTI)

    21:48 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    14,406 health care staff vaccinated in Andhra Pradesh, no adverse affect reported

    No adverse events were reported as 14,606 healthcare staff were administered the coronavirus vaccine on the third day in Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The health department said 316 sessions were held across the state for the third consecutive day. (PTI)

    20:55 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    COVID-19: Mumbai's 395-case rise lowest in a day since April

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai on Monday increased by 395, the lowest daily addition since April last year, to reach 3,03,148, while seven deaths took the toll to 11,249, a civic official said. (PTI)

    20:45 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Vaccination in Delhi: Further dip in turnout, only 8 get jabs at AIIMS

    Nearly 3,600 healthcare workers received the COVID-19 vaccine shots in Delhi on Monday, a further dip in the figures compared to that on opening day of the immunisation drive, with sources saying just eight medical staff got the jabs at AIIMS. (PTI)

    20:13 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Rajasthan slashes RT-PCR cost

    The Rajasthan government has decided to further slash the rate of RT-PCR test, a confirmatory test for COVID-19, at private labs from Rs. 800 to Rs. 500.

    20:09 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Govt should provide free COVID vaccine to each resident of Haryana: Kumari Selja

    Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja on Monday demanded that the government should provide COVID-19 vaccination free of cost to people of the state. 

    20:08 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Kerala reports over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases

    Kerala recorded 3,346 COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the caseload to the 8.50 lakh mark as the toll mounted to 3480 with 17 more fatalities. As many as 3921 people have been cured, pushing the total recoveries to 7,79,097, the PTI reported

    20:00 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Farmer's son is youngest to get vaccinated among Rajiv Gandhi hospital staff in Delhi

    Baghpat native Shiv Kumar on Monday became the youngest staff of the facility to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The teenager, who is pursuing a bachelor's course at a private university in Meerut through distance learning, says he took up a job of a multi-tasking staff at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) in April despite knowing that he will be "put on Covid duty".

    19:56 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    82 fresh COVID-19 cases in J-K, one more dies

    Jammu and Kashmir recorded 82 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the infection tally to 1,23,425, while another death raised the toll to 1,922, officials said. Thirty-six of the fresh COVID-19 cases were from Jammu division and 46 from Kashmir division, they said.

    19:55 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    3 new cases take Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally to 13,707

    Meghalaya on Monday reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in over eight months as three fresh infections pushed the state's caseload to 13,707, a senior health official told PTI.East Khasi Hills district reported two new cases and Ri-Bhoi one, Health Services Director Aman War was quoted as saying by PTI.

    19:19 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    A total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries vaccinated so far: Govt

    A total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 since the nationwide inoculation drive on Jan 16: Govt (PTI)

    19:18 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    A cumulative of 580 Adverse Events Following Immunisation have been reported: Health Ministry

    A cumulative of 580 Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFIs) have been reported. Of which 7 have been hospitalised: Health Ministry (ANI)

    19:17 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Two persons died after taking COVID-19 vaccine in UP and Karnataka: Health Ministry

    Two persons died after taking COVID-19 vaccine in UP & Karnataka. Death of the UP resident is not related to vaccination; post mortem is planned today for the second person: Union Health Ministry (ANI)

    19:14 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    1,48,266 people vaccinated across the country: Health Ministry

    On January 18, the total number of beneficiaries vaccinated across the country is at 1,48,266 by 5pm: Health Ministry (ANI)

    19:06 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Healthcare workers consulting colleagues, scouring Internet before taking vaccine

    Healthcare workers in the national capital are taking into consideration the experience of their colleagues and scouring newspapers and the Internet for information on possible side-effects before going for the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, many have chosen not to tell their "worried" family members about taking the jab. Jay Mahawer, a 24-year-old nursing staff at Moolchand Medcity in Southeast Delhi, said he read about the vaccine and its side effects on the Internet. "There have been reports of reaction (adverse events) following vaccination. So, there was a little bit of anxiety," he said. (PTI)

    18:59 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Govt should provide free COVID vaccine to each resident of Haryana: Kumari Selja

    Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja on Monday demanded that the government should provide COVID-19 vaccination free of cost to people of the state. She said that the entire expenditure on the vaccine should be borne by the central government. In a statement issued here, Selja, a former Union minister, said, "In the recent Bihar Assembly polls, the BJP had promised in its election manifesto to give free COVID vaccines to all people of Bihar. Apart from this, other state governments have also announced to provide free vaccines to their citizens. If a free corona vaccine can be given in other states, it is also possible in Haryana." (PTI)

    18:55 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Tamil Nadu reported 551 new COVID-19 cases

    Tamil Nadu reported 551 new COVID-19 cases, 758 discharges, and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours: State Health Department, Govt of Tamil Nadu (ANI)

    18:49 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Rajasthan government ends night curfew after decline in COVID-19 cases

    Rajasthan government ends night curfew after decline in COVID-19 cases (PTI)

    18:27 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    India, China set to lead vaccine distribution in APAC region: Moody’s Analytics

    Moody’s Analytics on Monday said India, along with China, would take lead in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the Asia-Pacific region. India launched its vaccination programme on January 16 after the drug regulator?DCGI?earlier this month approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and Bharat Biotech’s indigenously developed Covaxin, for restricted emergency use in the country. |READ MORE

    18:11 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    ‘Not right’ to vaccinate against COVID-19 young before old: WHO

    The head of the World Health Organisation says its ?not right? that younger, healthier adults in rich countries get vaccinated against COVID-19 before older people in poorer countries. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off WHOs week-long executive board meeting — virtually from its headquarters in Geneva — on Monday by lamenting that only 25 vaccine doses have been provided in a single poor country, while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations. | READ MORE

    17:55 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Delhi's COVID-19 caseload rises to 6,32,590

    Delhi's COVID-19 caseload rises to 6,32,590 with 161 new cases; toll climbs to 10,754 as eight more people die: Authorities (PTI)

    17:38 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Delhi reported 161 new COVID-19 cases, 362 discharges and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours: Delhi Health Department

    Delhi reported 161 new COVID-19 cases, 362 discharges and 8 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Delhi Health Department (ANI)

    17:27 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Till today, 116 persons found positive with the new UK strain of COVID-19: Health Ministry

    There is no change in the total number of persons found positive with the new UK strain of COVID19 since yesterday, the number of infected persons remains at 116: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (ANI)

    17:21 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    69 healthcare workers have been vaccinated at RML hospital in Delhi today

    Sixty-nine healthcare workers have been vaccinated at RML hospital in Delhi today, says hospital spokesperson (ANI)

    17:11 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    China reports more than 100 new COVID cases as New Year holiday exodus looms

    China reported more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concern of another wave when hundreds of millions of people travel for the Lunar New Year holiday.Tough new controls in the city of Gongzhuling in Jilin province, which has a population of about 1 million people, brings the total number of people under lockdown to more than 29 million. According to the Global Times newspaper, at least 11 regions in the provinces of Hebei, Heilongjiang and Jilin have imposed lockdowns and introduced extensive testing programmes.The National Health Commission reported 109 new COVID-19 cases for Sunday, unchanged from the day earlier. (Reuters)

    16:56 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Why authorities in Norway are not worried about post-vaccination deaths in the country

    Norway witnessed 29 deaths till Saturday following administration of Pfizer vaccine against the novel coronavirus. On Saturday, six more deaths happened after the vaccination and this time the age of the deceased lowered from 80 to 75, multiple reports said. Since Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine candidate was the only vaccine being administered to the people in Norway till Friday, all deaths, if at all there is a link between them, are associated with this vaccine only, said the Norwegian Medicines Agency. Deaths in all the 13 cases assessed so far are in the “elderly people” with other serious health conditions, The Indian Express reported, quoting a Bloomberg report. |READ MORE

    16:51 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Jindal Steel in talks to get COVID-19 vaccines for employees

    Jindal Steel in talks to get COVID-19 vaccines for employees (Reuters)

    16:38 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Total COVID-19 recoveries nearly 50 times active cases in country: Health Ministry

    India’s total COVID-19 recoveries have surpassed the active caseload by more than one crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday, terming it as a landmark achievement. The total number of recoveries has touched 1,02,11,342, while the active cases in the country stand at 2,08,012 today. | READ MORE

    14:44 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Other benefits of Covid-19 vaccination drive!

    The Covid-19 vaccination drive in India is laying down a vaccine route to healthy India and there is hope that the end of the Covid pandemic is near. India’s Covid 19 vaccination screening strategy for the population with co-morbidities can lead to the detection of non-communicable diseases like diabetes. READ MORE

    14:36 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Health worker dies in UP a day after receiving vaccination

    Mahipal, a 46-year-old health worker, died in Moradabad a day after receiving the coronavirus vaccination. While his family is blaming the death on vaccination, the authorities said that he suffered from cardiac disease, according to a report by PTI. Mahipal was working as a ward boy in the surgical ward of the Moradabad government hospital. He was vaccinated on Saturday. READ MORE

    14:00 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Vaccination drive underway at 49 centres in Jharkhand

    The Covid-19 vaccination drive was is underway at 49 centres across the state in Jharkhand, according to the state health department.

    13:09 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Telangana: Vaccination underway in 324 sites

    The Covid-19 vaccination drive is underway on the second day in Telangana with the state government making arrangements in 324 centres for the inoculation. Officials said people will be administered Serum Institute's Covishield on Day 2 of the drive also as Biotech's Covaxin is yet to be dispatched to the centres.

    13:02 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Bengal: CoWIN glitches reported from several sites

    The Covid-19 vaccination drive resumed on Monday at 207 sites in West Bengal for mostly frontline workers. However, glitches in the CoWIN portal were reported from several sites impacting the vaccination drive. After which health officials chose to manually complete the process of documentation and allocation.

    12:54 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    More session sites in Odisha?

    The Odisha government is planning to increase the number of people getting COVID-19 jabs under the nationwide vaccination drive. For this, the state government has formulated a strategy, according to an official in the know as reported by PTI. On Saturday, the first day of the vaccination drive, 13,980 people were administered Covid-19 vaccines in 161 session sites across the state.

    12:45 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Covid vaccination drive in Delhi: More healthcare workers get vaccines

    After administering the Covid-19 vaccine to over 4,300 healthcare workers on the opening day, the Delhi government has started to give vaccines to more medical staff at various hospitals on Monday. Officials said that the vaccination drive started at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital at 10 am. The programme was formally kicked off on Saturday by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal from the LNJP Hospital.

    12:36 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Tata Steel, AMNS India, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam reach out to vaccine manufacturers for bulk supply

    Leading steel companies in India are drawing up plans to vaccinate their employees across offices and plant sites with the start of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, reported news agency PTI. Companies like Tata Steel, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam, however, said they will continue to support the government in the nationwide drive and will wait till vaccines are available for corporates. READ MORE

    12:15 (IST)18 Jan 2021
    Maharashtra to resume vaccination tomorrow

    The Maharashtra government has decided to resume the vaccination drive for Covid-19 in the state from Tuesday. The state could not begin the vaccination drive on Saturday after technical glitches were reported in the application of Co-WIN (Covid Vaccine Intelligence Network) application that has been designed to keep a digital record of the people who have been vaccinated. READ MORE

    Meanwhile, on Sunday, a meeting was held between the Central government and all states and UTs for review of progress, identification of bottle-necks, and to plan corrective actions as the vaccination program moves ahead.
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