New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Monday informed that over 3,07,238 people in India received vaccination jabs on Monday which marked the 38th day since the country initiated its nationwide vaccination programme. The number includes healthcare and frontline workers who have emerged as frontrunners in country's fight against the novel virus.
With the latest addition, the cumulative number of people vaccinated has reached 1,14,24,094, the ministry informed. Of the overall figure, 75,40,602 beneficiaries were healthcare workers, including 11,15,542 who received their second shot which started in the country on February 13, while 38,83,492 are frontline workers. The number of first doses administered to healthcare workers stands at 64,25,060.
Five states that have noted the highest participation in the vaccination programme are Uttar Pradesh (50,201), Karnataka (21,669), West Bengal (23,580), Maharashtra (22,979) and Bihar (19,501).
The Ministry further added that no new hospitalisation following vaccination was reported in last 24-hour. Notably, symptoms like experiencing chills and mild fever are normal after receiving the vaccine jab as body builds immune response. The ministry also shared that a total of 46 beneficiaries have been hospitalised so far.
"Of them, 26 were discharged after treatment, one is under treatment while the remaining 19 persons have been reported dead," said Mandeep Bhandari, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry.
Hospitalisation after vaccination remains 0.0004 per cent, the ministry said.