More than 29,000 vaccinated against coronavirus in Delhi on Thursday

More than 29,000 beneficiaries received injections of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday in the national capital, including 14,838 elderly people, according to official data.

In the 45-59 age group, 2,683 beneficiaries were beaten, a senior official said.

As of Wednesday, 30,940 people had been shot, according to official data.

On Thursday, the number fell to 29,441, according to data shared by the health department.

Two cases of minor AEFI (adverse events after vaccination) have been recorded, officials said.

As part of the national mega vaccination campaign launched in mid-January, a total of 4,319 health workers (53%), against a target of 8,117, were vaccinated in 81 centers in the city on the first day.

In the first phase, from January 16, more than 3.6 lakh of beneficiaries including health workers and frontline workers, were vaccinated in Delhi.

More than 5,100 elderly people in Delhi received their first injection of the vaccine on March 1, when the second phase of the vaccination campaign began in the nation’s capital.

According to official estimates, there are around 43 lakhs in the specified priority category aged 60 or over and those in the 45-59 age group with comorbidities in Delhi.

People aged 45 to 59 with co-morbidities must produce a certificate of co-morbidity signed by a licensed physician. A total of 20 comorbidities have been specified for vaccination, officials said.

People eligible for vaccination must also have their photo ID card, including Aadhaar card, PAN card or voter card.

Second doses were given to 7,675 people on Thursday, officials said, adding that 2,641 frontline workers and 1,604 healthcare workers received their first vaccine.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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