Nearly 80% healthcare workers, 90%  frontline workers fully vaccinated: Govt

According to the central government, nearly 80 percent healthcare workers, 90 percent frontline workers have been administered both doses of COVID-19 vaccine till date.

As per data, 1.74 crore doses have been administered to healthcare workers and 2.71 crore doses to frontline workers. While, a total of 34.01 crore vaccine doses have been administered till date.

The average daily vaccination against COVID19 increased to 39.89 lakh doses in June, driven by a jump since the Centre took over procurement and supplies of 75% of domestically produced, said the Union Health Ministry.

On June 21, India had made global record with highest single-day vaccinations as it administered over 86 lakh COVID19 vaccines in a day.

The vaccination rate of the country has dropped by 68 percent with India administering just 27.6 lakh jabs on Wednesday, as per the Union Health Ministry data.

New centralised free vaccination policy against coronavirus in India started from June 21. Under this, all above 18 years of age are being provided free jabs. The Union government is now procuring 75 percent of vaccines and giving them to states for free distribution. The Centre took the charge as the previous policy of letting states buy a portion of their requirements directly from companies was drastically impacting the vaccination drive.

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