January 20th – Medical staff in many places in India refused to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, fearing adverse reactions, and many cities failed to meet the target number of vaccinations.
According to the Times of India, doctors at Hyderabad Hospital in Telangandhi wrote to their superiors on the 19th that they hoped to give up the vaccination and wait for other options due to recent adverse reaction cases.
As many as 67 health workers at the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS) refused to receive the vaccine, doctors also said in their letter referring to one of the Covaxin vaccines, “I would like to wait for a more effective vaccine to be developed, after all, there have been reports of adverse reactions to this vaccine.”
A hospital in Maharashtra plans to vaccinate 600 health care workers, and nearly 200 refuse to be vaccinated.
In addition, less than 30% of the medical staff in a local medical school were vaccinated.
“If I get this vaccine now, I won’t be able to get any other vaccines that work better in the near future,” one senior doctor wrote.
Sanjay Deshmukh, the local deputy minister of public health, pointed out that medical staff refused to receive vaccination because of anxiety about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, which is why the actual vaccination progress is far from the planned vaccination target.
On the 16th local time, India launched a nationwide coronavirus vaccination.
On that day, out of more than 4,000 vaccinators in New Delhi, India, as many as 51 medical staff had adverse reactions after vaccination, one of whom was sent to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital due to serious adverse reactions.
On the evening of the 17th local time, a staff member of a hospital in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, died 24 hours after vaccination against the novel coronavirus.
The local chief medical officer said that the autopsy report showed that the cause of death in Mahipal was a heart attack and had nothing to do with the injection of the coronavirus.