Few people may rarely experience severe adverse events: Health Ministry on Covid vaccine side-effects
New Delhi, January 17: Union Health Ministry on Tuesday refuted the reports of multiple side-effects of Covid-19 vaccines and stated that rarely, few people who get vaccinated might experience severe adverse events depending upon certain predisposing conditions.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, recent media reports have stated that ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) have admitted to 'multiple side-effects of Covid-19 vaccines' in response to an RTI query.
The report claimed that ICMR and CDSCO officials had cited many ramifications arising from all the Covid-19 vaccines.
"It is clarified that the news report is ill-informed and provides erroneous information," Union Health Ministry added.
ICMR on Tuesday responded to questions of RTI related to the advantages and disadvantages of Covid-19 vaccines, providing links of reputed websites of the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India where compiled global evidence on various COVID-19 vaccines is available.
The Health Ministry also stated that those who get vaccinated with different Covid-19 vaccines may experience mild symptoms like injection site tenderness, pain, headache, fatigue, myalgia, malaise, pyrexia, chills, arthralgia etc.
Few people rarely may face severe adverse events depending upon certain predisposing conditions, the statement further said.