Odisha Targets To Vaccinate Maximum People Before Possible Covid-19 Third Wave: State Nodal Officer For Immunization

Bhubaneswar: Odisha targets to vaccinate maximum people on campaign mode before the possible third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, informed State Nodal Officer for Immunization and Family Welfare Director Dr Bijay Panigrahi.

Dr Panigrahi said that a total of 3,32,717 people were administered vaccine doses in 1613 Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) across the State.

As of date over one crore vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries in the State, he added.

The State Nodal Officer for Immunization informed that currently, the State has a stock of 6,98,000 doses of Covishield Vaccine and 4,30,000 doses of Covaxin Vaccine.

He said that today vaccination drive is underway at 1250 CVCs.

“We are targeting to vaccinate 3,00,000 citizens per day. Presently, both Covishield and Covaxin combined we have around 11,00,000 doses of vaccines. This will be sufficient for the next 2-3 days,” he added.

Dr Panigrahi further informed that the State would be receiving 1,74,460 doses of Covishield vaccine today.