COVID vaccination of expectant mothers begins in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of imminent 3rd wave of COVID-19 in the country, the vaccination of pregnant women began in Odisha today.

A special feature has been added to the CoWIN portal for vaccination of expectant mothers. The beneficiaries can book slots on the website and receive the shots at nearest vaccination centres.

Approximately, 9 lakh pregnant women register themselves every year to get benefits under various schemes, of which 4 lakh beneficiaries will be
given the COVID jab in first phase, informed State Health Director Bijay Panigrahi today.

Earlier, the ANM, ASHA and Anganwadi workers and other health workers were asked to complete training for administration of vaccines on or before July 15.

Today, the vaccination is underway at 681 session sites across Odisha. Total 4.61 lakh Covishield doses and 1.79 lakh Covaxin doses are in stock.

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