Fully prepared for Covid-19 vaccine distribution: Odisha CM


Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state is fully prepared with a system in place for Covid-19 vaccine distribution when it is available with focus on frontline health workers, people above 50 years and comorbidity.

Patnaik attended a virtual meet of Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the status and preparedness of Covid-19 response.

“Though we have prepared for the seamless vaccination programme to save every life on priority basis, we can’t lower our guard, even if when the vaccine is available, as the duration efficacy of the vaccine against Covid-19 virus is still unknown,” tweeted the Chief Minister.

He said masks are still the best vaccine we have against the Covid-19 pandemic. “We need to ensure that we all continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and hygiene to protect ourselves against COVID19. Let’s resolve not to take the virus lightly,” he added.