Well Done Odisha: State COVID Vaccination Count Exceeds Govt Allocation

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has vaccinated more people against COVID-19 than the number of doses allocated by the Centre by prudently using the extra dose available in each vial as wastage.

In the process, Odisha has recorded a negative wastage of -2.2 per cent.

Informing this in a tweet on Friday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik added, “Appreciate the healthcare professionals & nurses for their efficiency in administering vaccine to save precious lives.”

As on Thursday, the number of vaccines available in Odisha is as follows:

Covishield (Govt of India) — 71,370

Covaxin (Govt of India) — 2,90,040

Covaxin (Odisha) — 1,20,860

The few other states that have achieved this efficiency in reducing vaccine wastage are Goa (-4.85%), Kerala (-4.36%) and Himachal Pradesh (-1.6%).

Also Read: 1.3 Lakh Fully Vaccinated In Bhubaneswar; How Many Vaccines Are Left In Odisha

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