Massive COVID-19 vaccination in all Odisha blocks & ULBs from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government is all set to begin massive COVID-19 vaccination drive in all blocks and ULBs from tomorrow to achieve the target of 3 lakh inoculations per day at state level.

In a letter to all Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, CDM and PHOs, the State Government directed to expand the vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group and above 45 years and completely consume available stock (both Central & State supply) within shortest possible time.

As per the directive, at least 5 sessions shall be planned in each block and NAC, 10 sessions in each Municipality and at least 20 in each Municipal Corporations.

Districts can plan for both online and on-site sessions based on feasibility. The officials will also mobilize beneficiaries due for 2nd dose to ensure timely vaccination.

Till date, 93.73 lakh doses have been administered. Out of which 17.97 lakh citizens have received two doses. It is pertinent to mention here, the State target for vaccination of 18 years and above is 3.09 crore citizens.

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