3,458 more given COVID-19 vaccine shots in Himachal; total number rises to 58,049

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Shimla, Feb 8 (PTI) A total of 3,458 people were administered COVID-19 vaccine in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, taking the number of those who have received the jabs in the state to 58,049, a senior health official said.

As many as 6,096 healthcare workers were to be administered the vaccine across 95 sessions on Monday, but 3,458 people could be given the jabs, which is 56.73 per cent coverage, he said.

The total number of people vaccinated for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the state has now risen to 58,049 against a target of around 77,000 by February 9, Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said.

The vaccination drive in the state began on January 16 when 1,536 members of the medical fraternity were given the jabs.

A total of 3,299 people were vaccinated on January 18; 232 on January 19; 45 on January 20; 686 on January 21; 3,819 on January 22; 3,935 on January 23; 510 on January 27; 4,794 on January 28; 4,070 on January 29; 4,816 on January 30; 5,700 on February 1; 6,136 on February 2; 4,356 on February 3; 4,434 on February 4; 3,195 people on February 5 and 3,018 on February 6, the official said.

Five cases of AEFI (adverse events following immunisation) were reported in the state on Monday, Jindal said.

The number of AEFI cases in the state till now is 95, he added. PTI DJI RHL