COVID-19 Vaccination: First Phase Ends, Odisha Achieves 92% Of Target

Bhubaneswar: The first COVID-19 vaccination has come to an end. During this period, which started on January 16, healthcare workers were vaccinated in Odisha and the rest of the country. Odisha registered 92 percent of the vaccination target which was set by the Government, the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department informed.

The ‘Second spell’ of the initial phase vaccination will start from January 28 and continue till February 10. A district-wise micro-plan will be shared by the H&FW Department on January 27. “The second dose vaccination will start from February 15, 28 days after the first dose,” the department informed.

A total 3,50,726 healthcare workers have been enlisted for vaccination in Odisha. Out of these, 26,609 are from Bhubaneswar. The State Government had set a target to vaccinate 1,92,555 beneficiaries in the first phase. The total number of healthcare workers who received the COVID-19 vaccinations was 1,77,090. This is 92 percent of the target.

In Bhubaneswar, out of the 26,609 targeted beneficiaries, 9,000 were supposed to be vaccinated in the first phase. However, the State machinery ensured 9,468 vaccinations, thereby achieving a target of 105 percent in the Capital City, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra said.

“The remaining healthcare workers, 1,73,636, will be vaccinated in the second phase. This figure includes 17,141 beneficiaries in Bhubaneswar and the rest 1,56,495 from across Odisha,” Mohapatra added.