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Covid vaccine side effects: Serious adverse events after vaccines are rare. But are the reporting and relief processes lacking?

A health worker collects data before he conducts basic tests on a volunteer during a massive day-long mock drill to check the best ways to vaccinate people against Covid-19 and plug loopholes in logistics and training in New Delhi.


Covid-19 vaccines saved humanity from a deadly pandemic. However, some families saw their young ones die within a month or so of taking the shots. For them, the lifesaver for millions has come to be linked to misfortune. Many are knocking on the doors of justice in the hope that such events get reported and remedial measures are taken.

July 17 was a big day for India, as it crossed the milestone of administering 200 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines. Considering the challenges of this journey, it is a monumental feat. However, for a minuscule segment of the population, a reality far removed from the exuberance has played out. The same vaccines that were hailed for saving millions of lives have come to be linked to sporadic incidents of deaths of young ones in some families.The

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