Tag: frontline workers

In one-day record, India administers 17 lakh Covid vaccines – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: India administered nearly 17 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses till 9 pm on Monday, the highest doses given in a single day so far. Of this, over 71% doses were given to those above 60 years of age and those between 45 and 60 years with specified comorbidities. The rapid increase in vaccination against […]

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‘For morning vaccination slot, got SMS alert later that noon’ – ET HealthWorld

It was already afternoon when Uttar Pradesh’s joint commissioner of police Naveen Arora received an SMS recently, informing him that his vaccination shot was scheduled for the morning at a hospital in Lucknow. Arora had to miss his chance under the drive for frontline workers this time. In Kolkata, field immunisation worker Tinku Banerjee could […]

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42% frontline workers have got first dose of Covid vax – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: India has vaccinated around 42% of registered frontline workers with the first dose of Covid-19 jabs with nine states achieving a more than 60% coverage since February 2, when inoculation of this category was initiated.Among healthcare workers who have completed four weeks since receiving the first dose of vaccines, 62% had been given […]

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Covid-19: Over 70 lakh vaccinated in India – ET HealthWorld

NEW DELHI: India has become the fastest country in the world to achieve over 70 lakh vaccinations against Covid-19 in only 26 days, while it took 27 days for the US and 48 days for the UK to reach the same figures, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The ministry also highlighted that 17 […]

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Punjab health workers can get Covid vaccine till February 19 – ET HealthWorld

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has extended the time limit for health care workers to get their first Covid-19 vaccine shot from February 12 to 19. However, it has made it clear that those health care workers who fail to get covered till February 19 may not get free vaccination and will be vaccinated under the […]

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Maharashtra trails nation, has two weeks to finish 1st jab drive – ET HealthWorld

MUMBAI: Maharashtra may add more Covaxin centres to the existing six as additional doses of the Bharat Biotech vaccine are expected soon. In a bid to accelerate vaccination, the state has also planned to finish administering at least one Covid vaccine dose to its healthcare workers in the next 12 session days. Maharashtra is behind […]

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Ramp up vax drive: Centre to states, UTs – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Even as India inoculated over 56 lakh health and frontline workers in nearly 22 days of its vaccination drive, the Centre on Saturday asked states and UTs to “exponentially increase” the pace of vaccination as there is still a substantial scope for increasing the numbers per session. So far, 1,14,548 sessions have been […]

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Madhya Pradesh: 18% health workers yet to be vaccinated – ET HealthWorld

BHOPAL: Around 78,000 out of the total 4.17 lakh health workers—from both government and private sector—are still to be vaccinated. Sources said that the vaccination of these workers will continue on Saturday in the state, however majority of these are such workers who are either in exclusion criteria for vaccination, like already unwell or have […]

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Tamil Nadu: Frontline staff hesitant too, says vaccine drive chief – ET HealthWorld

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu vaccinated 11,396 people – 8,894 healthcare providers and 2,502 frontline workers – on Friday. This takes the recipient tally in the state to 1,57,046 after nearly 20 days of vaccination. The state, which aggressively pushed the Covid-19 curve, is struggling with the plateauing vaccination graph. Three days ago, when the state started […]

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