Over 72,000 health workers in Kerala administered COVID-19 vaccine

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (PTI): As many as 72,530 health workers in Kerala have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine so far, including 18,450 on Monday, Health Minister K K Shailaja, said.

As part of the government's action plan to increase the vaccination drive, the vaccine was administeredin 227 centres, including 25 centres each in Thiruvananthapuram and Pathanamthitta districts, a press release said.

The Kerala Health Department had prepared an action plan to expand the COVID-19 vaccination in the state and to commence the next phase of the drive meticulously.

A total of 133 vaccination centres were allotted in the southern state in the initial phase and it has been decided to increase it to at least 249.

In Thrissur district, 2,124 health workers were inoculated, the highest, followed by Alappuzha 1,186 and Ernakulam 1,796. So far, 72,530 health workers have been vaccinated, the release added.

As many as 4,97,441 health workers and Covid warriors have registered themselves for being inoculatedin the government sector. Totally 3,99,091 health workers, including 1,89,100 from the government sector and 2,965 central health workers, have registered.

The registration of Covid warriors was going on.

At least 75,592 home department employees 6,600 municipalworkers and 13,193 revenue department workers have registered, the release added. PTI UDBN WELCOME WELCOME