Covishield To Be Available At Select Govt Hosps In Odisha
Bhubaneswar: While masks have returned amid rising coronavirus cases globally, Covishield will be now available in Odisha from January 19 under the nationalvaccination programme, the Health Department tweeted on Monday.
Beneficiaries have been advised to take 2nd as well as precautionary doses if due at select district headquarters and sub-divisional hospitals, community and primary healthcare centres.
In December last year, Health Secretary Shalini Pandit wrote to the Centre, requesting for re-commencing of COVID-19 precaution dose vaccination of the citizens, who are “left out” and are 18 years or above in the state, amid a surge in COVID cases in countries like China, US, Japan, Brazil and South Korea.
A total of 8.14 crore doses of vaccines have been administered in the state. Of these, 3.52 crore (97%) doses have been administered as the first dose, 3.30 crore (91%) as the second dose to beneficiaries aged 12 years and above and 1.31 crore (41%) doses as precautionary doses to citizens aged 18 years and above.
Notably, Odisha exhausted the vaccines supplied by the Centre by November 28.