New Delhi: Both doses of covid vaccine have shown 98 percent protection from death due to coronavirus, the government said today citing a study conducted on police personnel in Punjab.
The study was done by the Post Gaduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in collaboration with the Punjab government.
Sharing the data of the study, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul said 4,868 police personnel were not vaccinated and out of them, 15 died due to coronavirus infection, which comes down to 3.08 incidence per thousand.
“Police personnel fall in high-risk group. From these numbers, we find that one dose offers 92 per cent protection from death while both doses give 98 per cent protection,” Mr Paul said.