India fully vaccinates 3.42 lakh health workers
- However, the pace of second-dose vaccination is modest. While around 786,000 health workers got their first dose between 16 and 20 January, only 43% of them turned up for their second dose between 13 and 17 February
Over 342,000 healthcare workers are now protected from the coronavirus infection in India after they got their second and final dose of the vaccine. India began giving the second dose on 13 February, four weeks after vaccinations began. This period has seen a marked decline in new infections, though that trend appears to be breaking in Maharashtra after fresh spikes this week.