Greater than 50 lakh healthcare, frontline staff given COVID-19 vaccine in 21 days: Govt


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Greater than 50 lakh healthcare, frontline staff given COVID-19 vaccine in 21 days: Govt

Greater than 50 lakh healthcare and frontline staff have been vaccinated towards coronavirus in 21 days in India which is the quickest price on the earth, Minister of State for Well being Ashwini Choubey instructed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Responding to a query on vaccine hesitancy, he stated at the beginning of COVID-19 vaccination drive, fewer than deliberate beneficiaries attended the vaccination periods as a result of transient technical points in CoWIN portal, vaccine hesitancy, amongst others, which have progressively been addressed.

A complete of 93.6 lakh healthcare and 77.9 lakh frontline staff had been registered for the vaccination until January 31, the minister stated in a written reply. He stated 37.58 lakh staff have been vaccinated until January 31.

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“Initially the protection was lowà nevertheless, the speed of vaccination protection has subsequently elevated,” Choubey stated.

Requested if the healthcare and frontline staff are usually not assured of the vaccine out there for them, the MoS stated, “This isn’t a truth. Greater than 50 lakh healthcare and frontline staff have been vaccinated in 21 days in India which is the quickest price on the earth.”

A communication marketing campaign is being carried out to boost consciousness about COVID-19 vaccines and deal with the misinformation concerning the vaccination course of, he stated.

The communication technique goals to disseminate factual details about the vaccine and the vaccination course of. That is being finished by way of multimedia platforms and thru the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare (MoHFW) web site. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive had begun from January 16.

In the course of the preliminary phases, the vaccine is being supplied to the precedence teams of healthcare and frontline staff without cost by the central authorities. Until January 26, a complete of 200 lakh doses of ‘Covishield’ and 28.03 lakh doses of ‘Covaxin’ have been equipped, Choubey stated in a separate reply.

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