Over two lakh healthcare workers vaccinated in Karnataka

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(EDS: Updating numbers that took vaccine) Bengaluru, Jan 25 (PTI): Karnataka on Monday said it has become the first state in the country to vaccinate more than two lakh healthcare workers against COVID-19.

So far, 2,31,169 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the targeted 4,20,291, achieving 55 per cent coverage in 5,215 sessions held, according to official data.

Being the first state in the nation to vaccinate and protect more than 2 lakh COVID-19 warriors, the Karnataka Health Department in a tweet earlier in the day said the state has crossed the 2- lakh mark.

The state had crossed one-lakh mark on January 19 and the vaccination drive began in the state on January 16.

As per data, out of 85,439 beneficiaries targeted for vaccination for the day, 39,720 took the shots till 8:30 PM on Monday in 1,097 sessions held. PTI KSU NVG NVG