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Ginger Lawrence | 04 April, 2021, 10:40

The vaccination of the Frontline Workers (FLWs) started on February 2. From those above 60 and those between 45 and 60 with comorbidities to those above 45 without any illness, the vaccination net has been expanding fast, though there is concern of a second COVID-19 wave in several states like Maharashtra and Gujarat. Under the third phase of the world's biggest vaccination drive against the deadly pathogen, the country aims to vaccinate all those who are 45 and above 45 years of age.

There has been 24 per cent increase in HCWs database in the past few days.

Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long on Thursday asked Japan's embassy for help with technology transfer for vaccine production and testing in Vietnam, the ministry said in a statement on Friday. At the same time, he directed officials to ensure that workers who registered for the shots on time are vaccinated at the earliest.

Recognising journalists as among those who are working round-the-clock as frontline people amid the pandemic, the Uttarakhand government today announced vaccination for them, age no bar.

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This view is echoed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), which has urged countries to continue using the jab. Overall, about one in every million people have this clot every year anyway, the GP explained.

In the letter, Bhushan said all efforts have been made in close collaboration with states and UTs to saturate vaccination of HCWs and FLWs.

"Various inputs have been received from different sources that in some of the COVID-19 vaccination centres (CVCs), some ineligible beneficiaries are being registered as HCWs and FLWs and are getting vaccinated in complete violation of the prescribed guidelines", Bhushan said.

Sites across the state administered almost 250,000 vaccines in the past 24 hours, according to Cuomo.

The first dose was given to 21,432 people aged 60 years and above and 45,787 in the age group of 45-59 years. "I request you to kindly direct the officials concerned for wider dissemination of this policy decision for compliance". Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that under the "Vaccine at Doorsteps" initiative, there is no need to go and stand in the queue at the vaccination centre as now health teams will visit particular area/factory/village/residential society or private establishments for which the need is just to dial up administration for vaccination camp in their localities or premises.