New Delhi: In the past one week since booster shots started being administered, close to 1.5 lakh beneficiaries have been given the third or “precautionary dose”. These include people aged above 60 years with comorbidities, healthcare and frontline workers.
Nearly 11 lakh beneficiaries started receiving the precautionary dose on January 17. Since then, over 40,000 of the estimated 3.8 lakh population of senior citizens with comorbidities have received the dose. Out of approximately 2.6 lakh healthcare workers, around 35,000 have received booster shots. The highest number of third doses have been administered to around 69,000 of the 4.4 lakh frontline workers.
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