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Over 4.6 lakh health workers get second dose of Covid vax: Govt

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry announced that 3,17,190 people, including healthcare and frontline workers, were vaccinated on Thursday across all states and Union Territories, taking the total close to the 10 million mark.

Updated Feb 18, 2021 14:54 PM

Over 4.6 lakh health workers get second dose of Covid vax: Govt

According to the ministry, the overall vaccination figure has reached 98,46,523. Of them, 66,99,567 beneficiaries are healthcare workers and 31,46,956 are frontline workers.

Meanwhile, 4,64,932 beneficiaries have received their second jab so far and attained full immunisation against Covid-19 provided under the nationwide vaccination drive. The administration of the second jab was started in the country on February 13.

The ministry noted that the highest participation in the vaccination drive on Thursday was in Uttar Pradesh with 89,026 inoculations followed by Maharashtra (23,714), Bihar (20,666), Jammu and Kashmir (19,285), Odisha (18,486), Karnataka (15,237), Tamil Nadu (13,780), Andhra Pradesh (13,649), West Bengal (12,669), and Chhattisgarh (10,606).

Meanwhile, the number of hospitalisations after the immunisation have reached 40. Of them, 24 have been discharged after the treatment, three are still under treatment, while 13 deaths have also been reported, as per the data shared by the ministry. However, it clarified that there is "no case of serious/severe AEFI/death attributable to vaccination till date".

The ministry also said that two new events of hospitalisation have been reported in the last 24 hours. The events include a case of convulsions and anaphylaxis from West Bengal. "Condition of both the cases are stable," it added.

"The percentage of hospitalisation against vaccination is 0.0004 per cent," it noted.

The vaccination of the healthcare workers started on January 16 while the frontline workers started receiving the vaccine shots from February 2.

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