The Union Health Ministry has said that the number of beneficiaries who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, has reached 77,66,319 since the launch of the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme on the 16th of January. Addressing the media in New Delhi, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr Mandeep Bhandari said that out of them, 58,65,813 are healthcare workers and 19,00,506 are frontline workers. He said, today till 6 pm, 2,61,309 beneficiaries were vaccinated through the vaccination sessions organised in 35 States and Union Territories.
Mr Bhandari also informed that for vaccination at least once, scheduling for all healthcare workers has to be carried out by 20th of this month and Mop up rounds for the healthcare workers will be completed by 25th of February. He said, for frontline workers, scheduling for vaccination at least once has been fixed by the 1st of March and Mop up rounds by the 6th of March.
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