Mumbai: Nationwide COVID-19 vaccination for health workers and frontline workers crossed 1.34 crore coverage on Friday, reported the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
According to the provisional report released by the ministry, till day-42 of the vaccination campaign, 1.34 crore vaccination doses were recorded through 2,78,915 sessions. This includes the first dose for 66.21 lakh health workers, the second dose for 20.32 lakh health workers and the first dose for 48.18 lakh frontline workers.
The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination began on February 13, for those beneficiaries who started 28 days after the receipt of the first dose, and the vaccination of frontline workers on February 2.
Nine states and union territories, including Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Telangana, Ladakh, Chandigarh, Nagaland, Punjab and Puducherry, have vaccinated less than 60 per cent of registered health workers.
Whereas 13 states – Chandigarh, Nagaland, Telangana, Mizoram, Punjab, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Manipur, Assam, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Meghalaya, and Puducherry have less than 40 per cent immunization. Ministry.
On day-41 of the vaccination campaign, approximately eight million vaccine doses were given. Of which, approximately four million healthcare workers and frontline workers were vaccinated for the first dose. India’s active COVID-19 caseload is 1.55 lakh with 1.41 per cent of the total positive cases. However, 21 states and union territories have fewer than 1,000 active cases.