1 Cr people in Odisha received first dose


Bhubaneswar: In a major achievement, the Odisha government on Sunday crossed a milestone vaccinating first dose of Covid-19 vaccines to 1 crore people.

“Odisha has crossed a historic milestone of vaccinating one crore persons with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine,” Health and Family Welfare Department said.

“As we steadily move towards universal vaccination coverage for our eligible population, we thank the people of Odisha and our dedicated healthcare workers for making this possible,” the department tweeted.

Till yesterday, the State had administered 1,20,60,391 doses of Covid-19 vaccines. While first dose has been given to over 1 crore people, only 22 lakh got second dose.

Today, the vaccination programme is going on at 163 centres in only three districts. While 80 sessions are going on in Kendrapada, 67 sessions planned in Puri and 16 in Rayagada. As per latest data, the State is having 9,81,190 doses of Covishield and 3,91,540 doses of Covaxin.