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About 13 people in Israel have developed facial paralysis after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

Israeli health officials said the number of people suffering from such side effects could be higher in the country.

“I developed facial paralysis for about 28 hours after taking the Covid-19 vaccine and then gradually recovered from it,” a report quoted a person as saying.

On the other hand, 23 people, all above the age of 80 years, died in Norway after receiving the Pfizer vaccine.

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23 people also reportedly suffered from severe side effects, Norwegian officials confirmed.

India’s capital also reported one severe and 51 minor instances of side-effects after receiving the vaccine on Saturday.

A few minor side-effects were witnessed in people, but doctors managed to treat them during observation. Only one severe case was reported in South Delhi.

A 35-year-old nurse in Kolkata also fainted within minutes of taking the Covid-19 vaccine and had to be rushed to the intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that any untoward medical occurrence which takes place after vaccination and does not necessarily have a causal relationship with the usage of the vaccine is termed AEFI.

Health officials in India said that most of the persons who developed “minor” AEFI suffered from dizziness and headache.

They will be monitored for a few days to ensure they regain their health.

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