Vaccination drive also on Sundays, holidays, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Hyderabad: Following instructions of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, health department officials said that the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Telangana will continue throughout April, including weekends and on public holidays.

So far, a total of 13.26 lakh people — 2.74 lakh aged between 45 to 59 years with co-morbidities, 4.71 lakh senior citizens, 1.83 lakh frontline workers and 3.97 lakh healthcare workers — received the Covid-19 vaccine in the state. Meanwhile, on Thursday, 31,214 individuals in the age group of 45 years and 59 years received the first dose taking the total for the day to 62,581 people vaccinated.

Health minister Eatala Rajender said, “We have decided to conduct vaccination during Sundays and other government holidays as per the instructions from the Union government. I would urge healthcare workers from the department not to apply for leave at this critical point in time.”

The net vaccine consumed by Telangana State is 13.69 lakh doses with a vaccine wastage of 3%.

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