Bhubaneswar: Odisha capital is likely to become the first city in the country to have 100% COVID-19 vaccination as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to administer 1st dose to all denizens by July 15 and 2nd dose by August-end, an official of the civic body said.
The BMC has set a target of vaccinating around 9.50 lakh persons in the city. As on June 26, 8.47 lakh persons received the first dose while 4.79 lakh persons took the second dose. A total of 13.26 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered, so far.
The BMC currently has a stock of 4.13 lakh doses of vaccine while more consignments are scheduled to reach the city to ensure uninterrupted vaccination drive, the official said, adding that around 30,000 persons are being vaccinated daily.
The number of vaccine recipients will be doubled in the city within the next two weeks, he said.