Second dose of Covid-19 vaccine to be administered from February 13: Govt

New Delhi: The government on Thursday said the second dose of Covid-19 vaccines will be administered to healthcare workers starting February 13.


By Thursday 1:30 pm, a total of 45,93,427 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till 1:30 pm on Thursday, the government has informed.


On Thursday, the Union Health Ministry reviewed the novel coronavirus pandemic situation in the country, saying that 47 districts have not reported any new Covid-19 cases in the last 3 weeks in the country.


Addressing a press meet in Delhi, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the active Covid-19 cases in the country is less than 1.60 lakh and declining.


“There is a very structured & robust system of AEFI monitoring in this country. It has been further strengthened in view of Covid-19 vaccination. We have 8563 AEFI so far when we have done vaccination in lakhs. This is 0.18% of vaccinated people,” he said.


India recorded 12,899 new Covid-19 cases which took the country’s overall tally to 10,790,183. 107 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 154,703. As per the Union Health Ministry, the country’s cumulative positivity rate stood at 5.42% and was on the decline while the positivity rate recorded for the previous week was 1.82%.



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