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No new cases, 9995 healthcare workers vaccinated

 Staff Reporter: Aizawl, Feb 4:


Since the launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16, as many as 9,995 healthcare workers have been vaccinated in Mizoram while no new infection of COVID-19 has been reported in the state during the last 24 hours.


On the first day of vaccination drive, Mizoram gave Covishield vaccines to healthcare workers in Aizawl and Lunglei, then distributed to other districts.


Health department officials stated that although there are some people who have a minor problems after vaccination, there were no reports of major side effects.


“Minor side effects are normal in any type of vaccination,” a health official said.


State immunisation officer Dr Lalzawmi said that since Mizoram started Pulse Polio Immunization Programme on February 2, the government will concentrate on PPIP and will stop the distribution of Covishield for around two to three days.


According to the official data, 2,941 does have been distributed in Aizawl E district, 2,182 in Aizawl W district, 1,416 in Lunglei, 474 in Siaha, 1,010 in Champhai, 296 in Kolasib, 555 in Serchhip, 523 in Lawngtlai, and 598 in Mamit which made up to 9,995 doses.


Mizoram has received a total of 35,000 doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield in two batches.


A total of 14,607 health workers, including 315 central healthcare workers, have been registered to receive Covid19 vaccine in the state.


The existing vaccines are to cover all the 14,607 beneficiaries in the first phase, the official statement said.


Meanwhile, Mizoram’s COVID-19 caseload today remained 4,376 with no new case reported during the last 24 hours.


An official statement said all the 1,707 samples tested on February 3 turned out negative.


Mizoram now has 30 active cases while 4,337 patients have recovered from the disease and nine have succumbed to it.


(Newslink: Vol-XXIII No. 23, Aizawl February 5, Friday 2021)