Karnataka had fully vaccinated (with two doses) over 1.11 lakh health workers against Covid-19, followed by Telangana and Uttar Pradesh at 86,648 and 85,752, respectively.
UP had given the highest 11.52 lakh doses to healthcare and frontline workers. This included over 10.66 lakh persons given the first dose and 85,752 second doses (healthcare workers) administered after a gap of four-six weeks.
Of the 1.08 crore doses given across the country, 63.52 lakh healthcare and 36.11 lakh frontline workers had been given the first dose, whereas 8.73 lakh health workers had taken the second shot.
In terms of percentage coverage of registered beneficiaries, Bihar had the maximum 85% of healthcare workers covered with the first dose of the vaccines. A total of 12 states and UTs had vaccinated more than 75% of the registered health workers with the first dose.
50% coverage for first vax dose in 10 states, UTs
Immunisation of frontline workers began on February 2 and 10 states/UTs have so far registered more than 50% coverage for the first dose, which include Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. On the other hand, seven states have reported less than 50% coverage. These are Ladakh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Nagaland and Puducherry.