Mumbai: NITI member Dr VK Paul said at a press conference on Thursday, “The second dose of Kovid-19 vaccines will be given to health workers from February 13.”
He said, “The second dose of the vaccine will be given to health workers from February 13. So far they have been given the first dose.”
During the press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that 1,239 private and 5,912 public hospitals are being used as vaccination session sites.
Bhushan also said that the country’s Adverse Event Vaccination (AEFI) system was strong and aimed at COVID-19 vaccination. They also stated that 0.18% of the vaccinations were after adverse events.
“AEFI has a very structured and robust system of surveillance in this country. It has been further strengthened in view of the COVID-19 vaccination. He also noted that 0.18% of vaccinations were followed by adverse events.
“The AEFI has a very structured and robust system of surveillance in this country. It has been strengthened in view of the Kovid-19 vaccination. We have 8563 AEFI so far when we have done vaccination in lakhs. This is 0.18% of vaccinated people,” he said.
According to the government, 45,93,427 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till 1.30 pm on Thursday.
India was the fastest country to reach four million vaccinations, however, with the Union Health Ministry stating that there were 11 states and union territories including Tamil Nadu, Assam and Jammu and Kashmir that have vaccinated 30% or less of their healthcare workers.
India registered 12,899 new COVID-19 cases, with a total of 10,790,183 cases. 10 The death rate of the new people increased to 154, 03.
According to the Union Health Ministry, the country’s cumulative positivity rate was 5.42% and was on the decline while the positivity rate recorded last week was 1.82%.