3.81 lakh vaccinated for COVID-19: Govt

A total of 3.81 lakh healthcare workers and other frontline workers have been vaccinated for COVID-19 so far, the government said Monday.

Chairing a meeting of the steering committee on COVID-19 to review the progress of vaccination drives rolled out in January 2021, Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam Monday asked all the Deputy Commissioners to closely monitor the trajectory of COVID-19 infections to prevent a surge in cases and assiduously expedite vaccination of priority groups in accordance with the schedule of vaccination drives.

During the meeting, it was informed that in the initial phases of COVID-19 vaccination, 70 percent health workers and 57 percent frontline workers totaling 3,81,200 people had been vaccinated in Jammu and Kashmir with no reported case of any serious adversity.

The next phase of vaccination for the 3rd prioritized group began on Monday to cover approximately 15 lakh people above the age of 60 years, and persons with co-morbidities in the age group of 45-59 years.