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Almost all doctors, nurses in Nagaland have received Covid-19 vaccine

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jun 07, 2021 10:53 pm
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A nurse administers Covid-19 vaccine. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, June 7 (EMN):
At least 38% of healthcare workers (HCWs) in the state have not received Covid-19 vaccine till date, as majority of anganwadi workers are yet to get their jabs.

Government has included ASHA and Angawadi workers in the healthcare workers’ category for Covid-19 vaccination, which has increased the denominator of HCWs.

As of June 6, as many as 15,598 healthcare workers had been administered with first dose and 10,199 had taken second dose against the state’s target of 25,339.

‘The Anganwadi workers vaccine percentage is only 20% in Nagaland. Otherwise, almost all doctors and nurses were vaccinated. The denominator has been increased by angawadi workers,’ an official said.

The health official added that the number of Anganwadi workers in the state is nearly 3000 but the vaccination percentage is only 20%.

State Immunisation Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr had earlier informed that 62% of healthcare workers had been vaccinated so far in Nagaland, which means 38% is yet to avail the vaccine. He added that there were some discrepancies at the district levels like double entries of beneficiaries and names not found.

Covishield vials (EM Images)

After nearly five months of rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine in the state in phased manner — health care workers, frontline workers, 45+ and 18-44 age group — a total of 2,88,674 persons (from all categories) have been administered with Covishield vaccine so far.

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By Reyivolü Rhakho Updated: Jun 07, 2021 10:53:56 pm