Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department director, Bijay Panigrahi, on Saturday informed that, the state ranked third in Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country with the vaccination of over 1.3 lakh health workers as on Friday.
According to Panigrahi’s statement, “We will continue our vaccination drive and try to reach the top in the country. Yesterday also, we successfully conducted the process and 16,384 healthcare workers took the vaccine shots as against the targeted 13,195 persons.”
“The vaccination drive will continue today at 221 session sites and around 20,330 healthcare workers will get the shots. All healthcare workers will get the vaccine and 1,30,007 persons have already been inoculated,” he further added.
He reiterated that Covaxin will be used in Bhubaneswar while Covishield will be sent to other districts. “Those who have got the first dose of a particular vaccine will get another shot of the same vaccine after 28 days,” said Panigrahi.
Speaking on the 2nd phase of the vaccination drive, he said that the frontline workers will get the vaccine in the next phase and the accumulation of the persons getting the shots will be known after January 25.