Union Health Ministry today said that a total of 14,119 sessions of COVID-19 vaccination was conducted in 20 States and Union Territories of the country in which 1,12,007 beneficiaries were vaccinated on the fifth day since the launch of the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16th of this month.
Addressing media in New Delhi, Additional Health Secretary Dr Manohar Agnani said, a total of 7,86,842 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in five days. He said, there were no cases of any serious or severe Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFIs) attributable to vaccination is reported till date in the country.
Dr Agnani also informed that Co-WIN software has also been enhanced and a new feature has been added in the ongoing session.
He said the objective of the new feature is to allow the maximum possible number of beneficiaries per session and have better coverage. He said the Ministry has advised the District Magistrates and District Immunization Officers to hold daily review meetings with in-charges of session sites and cold chain points to get feedback about overall day's progress.
Based on the government data, India Today’s Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) has made a calculation that shows that the highest percentage of states’ health workers have been vaccinated in Nagaland. It is followed by Odisha, Haryana, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh.