Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday received his first dose of coronavirus vaccine at the State Assembly Dispensary here around 11 am.
According to sources, Patnaik was administered with COVAXIN.
After taking the first dose, Chief Minister appealed to the beneficiaries to get vaccinated to avoid the spread of Covid-19 deadly virus in State.
“Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people. Appeal to all eligible people to come forward and get vaccinated for a #CovidFreeOdisha,” Patnaik tweeted.
Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 1, 2021
The new phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive has begun in state today. As per the guidelines issued by government, the persons aged, or will attend the age of 60 years or more as on 1st January 2022, are eligible to register.
Meanwhile, those people’s age of 45 years to 59 years as on 1st January 2022, and have specific comorbidities are eligible to get the vaccination jab.
The vaccination will be administered free of cost at all Government Health Facilities while Private Facilities cannot charge the beneficiary a sum above Rs 250 per person per dose.
Under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojna (BSKY), as many as 183 private hospitals empanelled in Odisha, those have been authorized for Covid-19 vaccine administration.