2nd COVID Vaccination shot to be administered to Healthcare Workers from Feb 13

The Second dose of Covid-19 Vaccines will be administered to Healthcare Workers from February 13 while a Total of 45,93,427 doses of Vaccines have been administered in the Country. Addressing a Press conference, NITI Aayog Member Dr. VK Paul on Thursday said, “The First Phase of the Nationwide vaccination drive against COVID-19 had begun on January 16. Healthcare workers have only been given the First dose, so far. The Second dose of Vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers from 13th February.”

Bhushan also said that the Country’s Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) system was robust and was strengthened for the purpose of Covid-19 vaccinations. He also noted that 0.18% of vaccinations were followed by adverse events. However, Union Health Ministry said that there were 11 states and union territories, including Tamil Nadu, Assam, and Jammu & Kashmir, which have inoculated 30% or fewer of their healthcare workers. There are 19 deaths of vaccinated People, it yet to ascertain whether vaccination was the cause of the death or not.

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