Bhubaneswar: In a period of 45 days, Odisha has administered over 10 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and elderly citizens.
“More than 10 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered from January 16 to March 10, excluding holidays,” informed the Health and Family Welfare Department in a tweet.
While the first five lakh doses were given in 30 days, rest five lakh were administered in just 15 days, the Department said congratulating all frontline COVID Warriors for making this possible.
Proud to share that Odisha has administered more than 10 lakh doses of #COVID19 Vaccine successfully to our Healthcare Workers, Frontline Workers & Elderly Citizens in a period of 45 Days (16.01.2021 to 10.03.2021, excluding holidays)
1st 5 lakh in 30 Days
2nd 5 lakh in 15 Days
— H & FW Dept Odisha (@HFWOdisha) March 11, 2021
On March 9, an AirAsia flight carrying a consignment of 9,04,180 doses of Covishield vaccine had reached Odisha. On March 1, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took the first dose of Covaxin at the State Assembly dispensary here.