Over 20,000 healthcare workers in AP take jab on Wednesday

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Amaravati, Jan 20 (PTI): More than 20,000 healthcare workers were inoculated in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, with 608 healthcare workers in Krishna district receiving the Covaxin vaccine for the first time.

CoviShield was administered to 25,126 beneficiaries on the fifth day of the coronavirus vaccination programme.

A total of 91,406 beneficiaries were given the COVID-19 vaccine in the state in five days, a release from the Health Department said.

On Wednesday, the department increased the vaccination sessions to 596.

Only one adverse event following immunization was reported in the state on Wednesday following administration of CoviShield vaccine but the doctor recovered quickly, authorities said.

The lady doctor in Kadapa, who complained of giddiness and headache after getting a shot of COVID-19 vaccine, was referred to the Rajiv Institute of Medical Sciences and she was now fine, the authorities said. PTI DBV BN WELCOME DBV BN WELCOME