Over 1.37 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered in India, Ministry of Health Says

Feb 26, 2021 10:20 PM STI

New Delhi [India], Feb. 26 (ANI): With 2.84297 doses of vaccine administered to healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) on the 42nd day of the national COVID-19 vaccination, the total number of vaccines crossed 1.37 crore in the country, the Union Health and Family Department (MoHFW) said on Friday.
According to the Union Health Ministry, 1,37.56,940 doses of vaccine were administered through 2,889,320 sessions, according to the interim report until 6 p.m. today.
“These included 66.37 049 (76.6%) health workers who took the first dose and 22 04 083 (62.9%) health workers who took the second dose, as well as 49.15 808 agents (47.7%) health workers (first dose), ”the ministry said in a statement.
While the nationwide vaccination campaign was rolled out on January 16, vaccination of field workers began from February 2, with the second dose of vaccine being administered from February 13.
“A total of 2,842,297 doses of vaccine have been administered until 6 p.m. today, the 42nd day of national COVID19 vaccination.” Of this total, 1,13,208 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 1,71,089 health workers received a second dose of vaccine according to the interim report. Final reports would be completed for the day by the end of the night. 10,405 sessions took place until 6 pm today, ”he said.
Five states that recorded the highest number of vaccinations are Uttar Pradesh (73,434), West Bengal (38,522), Gujarat (35,540), Karnataka (21,459) and Maharashtra (18,190), the health ministry said.
Six states / TUs vaccinated more than 75% of HCWs and field workers registered for the first dose. These are -Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Tripura.

Seven states have vaccinated more than 80 percent of healthcare workers registered healthcare workers for the first dose. These are – Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
In contrast, four states / UTs reported coverage of less than 50 percent of registered health workers for the first dose. These are Nagaland, Punjab, Chandigarh and Pondicherry
“Seven states recorded coverage of over 60% for the first dose among field workers. These are Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. In contrast, eight states / TUs reported less than 30% coverage of field workers registered for the first dose. These are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Kerala and Pondicherry, ”the ministry said.
According to the ministry, a total of 51 people have been hospitalized to date. This represents 0.0004 percent of the total vaccinations.
“Of the 51 cases of hospitalization to date, 27 have been released after treatment, while 23 people have died and one person is on treatment. In the past 24 hours, no new hospitalization events have been observed. reported, “the statement read.
A total of 46 deaths have been recorded to date. These represent 0.0004 percent of total COVID-19 vaccinations.
“Of the 46, 23 people died in hospital while 23 deaths are recorded outside the hospital. No case of serious / severe adverse event following vaccination (AEFI) / death is attributable to vaccination, to date, ”the ministry said.