COVID Vaccination Drive For Healthcare Workers Extended Till Feb 25

Bhubaneswar: The Health and Family Welfare department on Sunday extended the deadline for vaccination of healthcare workers till February 25.

Informing this, Additional Chief Secretary in the Health and Family Welfare department Pradipta Mohapatra has asked collectors, municipal commissioners and chief district medical officers and public health officers to ensure that all the HCWs are covered by February 25.

Calling this a mop-up drive to ensure that all the HCWs, who missed the vaccination, get their shot Mohapatra said all districts were supposed to achieve 100% coverage of 1st dose vaccination of HCWs by 13 February. But, the districts have not been able to achieve the target because of which the MoHFW extended the timeline for mop-up vaccination for remaining HCW till 25 February.

In a message to the officials concerned the ACS in H&FW department said, “All districts are to closely monitor this to ensure that all registered left-out beneficiaries are given opportunity at least twice to come for vaccination. Message must be sent to them during session scheduling.”

The second dose vaccination of HCWs (which is 28 days after the first dose) will commence from 15th of February 2021. Districts’ administration have been asked to ensure this and schedule sessions accordingly.

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