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More than 7500 persons have received Covid vaccine in Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Feb 09, 2021 11:56 pm

Dimapur, Feb. 9 (EMN): As many as 816 persons were administered with the Covishield vaccine in Nagaland on Tuesday, taking the total number of beneficiaries in the state to 7,587 till date. Out of the total vaccinated, 6,453 are healthcare workers and 1,134 are frontline workers from administration, police etc.

This was informed by State Immunisation Officer, Dr. Ritu Thurr through an update on Tuesday.

“No adverse events needing medical intervention have been reported till date after the vaccination,” read the update, adding that more than 6.2 million people from across India have received Covishield and Covaxin vaccines till date.

States, UTs asked to give vaccine to frontliners by Mar. 6

New Delhi, Feb. 9 (IANS): The Union Health Ministry has directed states and Union Territories to conclude the first dose administration of all frontline workers by March 6, officials said on Tuesday.

Ministry officials said that they have communicated to all the states and Union Territories that vaccination for all frontline workers must be scheduled once by March 1. The states and UTs are further directed to conclude mop-up rounds latest by March 6.

States and UTs were told that they must schedule vaccination for all the healthcare workers listed in the CoWIN application by March 1. Further, they have been asked that all frontline workers must be given the opportunity of mop-up rounds by March 6.

Earlier, the Health Ministry had asked all states and UTs to complete the administration of the first dose of Covid vaccines to their healthcare workers by February 20 and conclude mop-up round by February 24.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said during a press briefing that the aim should be that no willing beneficiary is left behind and for that, states and UTs are free to conduct as many mop-up rounds they want.

“They can do multiple rounds depending on their strength. The aim of the mop-up rounds is to ensure that those healthcare and frontline workers, who could not come during their scheduled vaccination sessions, will then be availed an opportunity afforded by the mop-up rounds to get their dose of vaccination,” he said.

However, Bhushan also said that those healthcare and frontline workers, who fail to appear even during the mop-up rounds, will be relegated to age specific appropriate vaccination rounds.

“Those who would not come forward even during the mop-ups, will receive vaccine doses when the age specific vaccination rounds will roll out for the general public. There, they will be provided vaccines on the age group they fall,” he added.

By EMN Updated: Feb 09, 2021 11:56:46 pm