20 in UP village get Covishield, Covaxin cocktail | India News

LUCKNOW: At least 20 residents of a village on the border with Nepal in UP’s Siddharthnagar district were administered a cocktail of two vaccines.
The mix-up for the first and second dose took place in Audhai Kalan village, where a group of villagers were given Covishield in the first week of April and Covaxin on May 14. Though nobody complained of side effects, the local health office has launched a probe.
Recalling the sequence of events, villagers accused health teams of apathy. “I got the first dose of Covishield on April 1, the second vaccine was administered on May 14. When I went for my second dose, no one bothered to check my vaccination history and gave me a Covaxin jab. Now, I am living in fear of developing ailments,” said a villager.
Cchief medical officer, Siddhartnagar Dr Sandeep Chaudhury, said: “This is a clear deviation from norms. A cocktail of vaccines is not allowed. We ordered an inquiry and received the report.”

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