85% of targeted persons receive Covid-19 jab on Day 1 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 13,980 beneficiaries took the Covid jab in Odisha on the first day of the country-wide vaccination drive. As per the Health and Family Welfare Department data, out of 16,405 targeted beneficiaries, 85% took the vaccine today.

Seven districts of the State reported 100% vaccination of the targeted beneficiaries till 8 PM today. These districts were Angul, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Koraput, Sonepur, Boudh and Balasore.
The lowest vaccination of the targeted audience was reported in Keonjhar district.

Today the COVID-19 vaccination drive began in Odisha at 161 session sites in all 30 districts of the State.

The state has received 4.08 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine and 20,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine in the first lot. While 3.38 lakh healthcare workers in the state have been registered for the vaccination, the Government targets to give first dose of the vaccination to 1.92 lakh healthcare workers within a week using the available vials.

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