Till date 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India: Health Ministry
On Thursday, the Union Ministry informed that since 16th January to 21st January, 6pm, a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
On January 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the vaccination drive in India and as of today, a lot of people have been vaccinated under the drive. During a press briefing on Thursday, the Additional secretary at the health ministry Manohar Agnanim, said, “Till 6 pm of 21st January, a total of 9,99,065 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for Covid-19 across the country for which a total of 18,159 sessions have been held.”
The drive on Thursday was conducted in 27 states and union territories. It covered a total of 1,92,581 beneficiaries.
The additional secretary gave another good news to the citizens and said that no case of severe or serious adverse effects following immunization or AEFI has been attributed to the vaccination and no death has been reported due to the same today.
On Thursday, a person was hospitalised in Udaipur who was vaccinated on January 16, but the hospitalisation was not related to the vaccination. The person was suffering from Intracranial haemorrhage and was admitted to Geetanjali Medical College.
The ministry has improved the Co-Win software and new facilities have been implemented. It has increased the number of sessions in the software. Change in session site location, creation of more vaccination sessions per site etc are now allowed. Tagging of contraindications has also been enabled in the vaccinator module so that the beneficiaries are safe.
The Union Health Minister launched a campaign to address the vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. This special digital campaign will address the reluctance of the people towards the vaccine. The Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan unveiled the information, education and communication (IEC) campaign to spread awareness about the vaccine and address hesitancy and misinformation around it.
The digital campaign will provide impactful messages from technical experts from the country which will educate people on the Covid-19 vaccination.
For the first phase of the vaccination drive, Indian government is aiming at vaccinating 30 million healthcare and frontline workers.