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53,341 frontline workers in Karnataka vaccinated so far


PTI, Jan 19, 2021, 8:35 AM IST

Bengaluru: Karnataka has vaccinated 53,341frontline health workers since the drive was launched on January 16, achieving 49 per cent coverage of the targeted beneficiaries, the health department said.

The COVID-19 Vaccination coverage report issued on Monday showed that in the last three days the State planned 1,324vaccination sessions, out of which 1,307 were held.

The State had set a target of 1,08,922 beneficiaries to be vaccinated out of which 53,341 were given the shots, which worked out to 49 per cent, it said.

The frontline health workers were selected first for the vaccination, followed by other vulnerable groups such as elders and young people as their immunity is low.

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