Bhubaneswar: Men and women below 18 years of age, pregnant women, lactating mothers, sick and under-treatment patients and those who have taken any other vaccine in the last 14 days will be barred from taking Covid-19 vaccine shots, said Family Welfare Director and Vaccine in-Charge Dr Bijay Panigrahi.
Dr Panigrahi shared the information while speaking on the new guidelines issued by the Centre on who are barred from taking Covid-19 vaccine shots.
He said vaccination programme against Covid-19 will be launched in 161 sites across the State after it is formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister.
All arrangements for the vaccination programme have been completed, said Dr Panigrahi.
He stated that each vaccination centre will be manned by a five-member team who have undertaken training for the purpose and added, each vaccination centre has a waiting room and an observation room.