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Over 30K Beneficiaries Got Jab

Bhubaneswar: More than 30,000 Health Care Workers (HCW) have been vaccinated in the State on Monday.

Till 6PM of 18 January, 30,161 number of health care worker beneficiaries have been vaccinated, which turns out to be 95 Percent of the total listed beneficiaries for today.

As more beneficiaries were invited than targeted expecting some absentees, the coverage is above 100 Percent in many districts.

ACS Health & Family Welfare, Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra took review of Vaccination Program on 18 January evening.

Covid-19 vaccination resumed today as Day-2, after one day break on Sunday.

All the districts were told to prepare their Micro-Plan for continuation of this vaccination program from today onwards, so as to cover vaccination of the already listed health care worker beneficiaries. Accordingly, they have submitted their Micro-Plan.

It was planned to have 5 sessions in the medical colleges and big private hospitals, one to two session in the District Headquarter Hospital, SDH and CHCs from today on wards, so as to complete it by end of January 2021.

All categories of staffs (HCWs) are planned to be included in all these sessions.

161 sessions were conducted on the launch date, i.e. 16.01.2021, in which 13,980 numbers of health care workers were vaccinated.

Today, a total of 380 sessions were planned and vaccination went  on smoothly.

In continuation to earlier communication, a video conference was scheduled to be held today with all districts regarding enlisting of the frontline workers (FLWs) under Revenue and Disaster Management Department.

And it was instructed to all districts to complete the registration process by 25 January 2021.

One minor AEFI cases have been reported today. The beneficiary is well now.

On 19 January, Odisha is going to receive 3,34,500 doses of Covishield vaccine, which will cover all HCW beneficiaries of the state.

As the State will shortly be equipped with sufficient vaccines for full vaccination (double dose) of all Heath Care Workers, State Government has once again appealed the beneficiaries to come for vaccination when called.

As this is a voluntary vaccination program, those beneficiaries who willfully refuse vaccination will not get opportunity for free COVID-19 vaccination from Government subsequently, pointed out a senior official.