Bhubaneswar: Odisha capital is all set to become the first city in the country to achieve 100% COVID-19 vaccination as the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to administer second dose of the vaccine to all its citizens by July 31.
BMC Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh said those who had received the first dose after booking slots online will be administered the second dose by July 31.
The civic body has closed the online slot booking system and allowed citizens of all categories (18-44 years and 45 years+) to avail walk-in facility for receiving the vaccine at various vaccination centres mentioned below.
While the population of the capital city is around 10.97 lakh, the BMC had set a target of vaccinating around 9.07 lakh people.
As on July 3, 9.67 lakh persons have received the first dose in the city while 5.15 lakh have taken the second dose. A total of 14.83 lakh doses have been administered, so far.
The civic body has earned praise by increasing the daily vaccination figures up to 30,000 at over 200 centres, introducing drive-in vaccination centres and vaccinating destitute/ homeless persons, beggars and slum dwellers.