Sun. May 16th, 2021


16 lakh vaccinated against Covid, Karnataka tops list with 1.9 lakhNEW DELHI: The number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 crossed 16 lakh on Sunday, with Karnataka inoculating the highest number of healthcare workers so far at over 1.9 lakh, followed by Odisha (1.5 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh.(1.4 lakh). On Sunday, only five states — Haryana, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu — conducted vaccination sessions.

Provisional data compiled by the health ministry showed that 31,466 people were vaccinated in 693 sessions in these states till 6.30 pm on the ninth day. Only 10 adverse events after immunisation were reported on Sunday.

So far, 16,13,667 beneficiaries have been inoculated against Covid-19 since the vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with two vaccines — Oxford University and AstraZeneca developed Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin — both of which are being manufactured locally.

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