COVID-19: 23,721 health, frontline workers vaccinated in Maha

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Mumbai, Feb 9 (PTI)More than 23,700 healthcare professionals and frontline workers were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra on Tuesday, said a state health official.

With this, the number of people inoculated so far in the state rose to 5,36,197, he said.

'Today, 23,721 persons received vaccine doses in the state of which 11,378 were frontline workers,' the official said.

TheCOVID-19 vaccinationdrivebegan in the state on January 16 as part of the nationwide programme.

Initially, vaccine shots were given only to healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and ASHA volunteers, and later frontline workers like police personnel and sanitation staffers were added to the list of beneficiaries.