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Healthcare workers to receive second dose of Covid-19 vaccine from today
Total 2,61,309 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm today, the twenty-eighth day of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination.
Amid the ongoing nationwide inoculation drive against coronavirus, the second dose of Covid-19 will be administered to those who took the first shot, mostly healthcare workers, starting from Saturday.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) had on Friday informed that the cumulative number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid19 has reached 77.66 lakhs.
"77,66,319 beneficiaries have been vaccinated through 1,63,587 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today. These include 58,65,813 health care workers (HCWs) (58.9 per cent) and 19,00,506 frontline workers (21.2 per cent)," stated the press release by the health ministry.
Total 2,61,309 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm today, the twenty-eighth day of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination. These include 50,837 health care workers and 2,10,472 frontline workers, as per provisional figures. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.
On the other hand, eight States/UTs have reported less than 40 per cent coverage of registered health care workers. These are Delhi, Meghalaya, Punjab, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Nagaland and Puducherry.
States/Union Territories have been advised that all health care workers should be scheduled for vaccination at least once by February 20 and through mop-up rounds by February 25.
The scheduling of all frontline workers for vaccination at least once by March 1, 2021, and mop-up rounds of frontline workers by March 6, 2021, is also advised.
Two vaccines - Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin - have been approved by the Drugs regulator for restricted emergency use in India.