89% healthcare workers, 82% frontline workers received 1st vaccination jab: Centre

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Single-dose vaccination coverage among the healthcare workers is 89% at the national level, while overall single-dose vaccination coverage among the frontline workers stands at 82% in the country, informed NITI Aayog Member of Health, Dr. VK Paul on May 15 during a press conference in Delhi. “Single-dose vaccination coverage among healthcare workers is 89% at the national level. It's 95% in Rajasthan, 96% in Madhya Pradesh and 99% in Chhattisgarh. In Delhi, it stands at 78%, which is 11% below the national average. It should be taken to above 95%,” Dr Paul said. “Overall single-dose vaccination coverage among frontline workers stands at 82% in the country. It is 93% in Gujarat, 91% in Rajasthan, and 90% in Madhya Pradesh -- well above the national average. In Delhi, it stands at 80%,” he added.

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