A shocking incident took place in Mumbai’s Goregaon on Monday when a 65-year-old man died hours after getting the first jab of the covid-19 vaccine.
According to reports, the man was being administered with coronavirus vaccine shot at Mumbai’s Millat Nursing Home, Jogeshwari on Monday.
It was reported that soon after taking the dose, the man collapsed, and later after half an hour, he passed away.
‘The Man Had Several Comorbidities’
A leading newspaper quoted BMC as saying, “The man had several comorbidities including dilated cardiomyopathy (wherein the pumping capacity of the heart goes down), severe hypertension, diabetes and also left ventricular dysfunction”
However, this is the first vaccine-related death that has been reported in the city. According to the civic authority, the incident cannot be taken just as an incident related to coronavirus vaccines. But the proper investigation should be done on this.
Earlier, a 60-year-old woman had died hours after receiving the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in Barwani district so, this is not the first time that a person has dies after getting the vaccine shot for COVID-19.
It was reported that the woman was a clerk with the health department.
In another incident a 23-year-old MBBS student also lost his life after taking the covid-19 jab. He was a final year MBBS medico. He was given the first shot of Covaxin, according to the reports.
Second Phase Of Immunization Against COVID-19 In India
Earlier last month, India entered the second phase of mass vaccination against the novel coronavirus. Those who are above 45 and are with serious health issues are being inoculated in this phase.
In the statement, the government had listed 20 comorbidities that can qualify a person for getting the covid-19 vaccine shot. That list includes diabetes, severe valvular heart disease, hypertension, etc.
Meanwhile, a total of 2,26,85,598 vaccine doses have been given so far which includes 70,41,584 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 37,12,906 of those HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose.
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Besides, 67,73,081 FLWs have taken their first dose while 3,13,835 FLWs have taken their dose two, which started being administered last week.
Also, 41,85,274 beneficiaries more than 60 years of age and 6,58,918 beneficiaries aged 45 and above with specific comorbidities have taken vaccine doses so far.