COVID-19 Vaccination: Second Phase Dry Run Conducted At 110 Places In Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The second phase dry run of Covid-19 vaccination was conducted successfully at 110 centres across all the 30 districts and municipal corporations of the State.

This was informed by the Director of State Health and Family Welfare Department, Bijay Panigrahi.

The dry run started at 9 AM continued till 12 PM. At least 25 health workers got dummy vaccines at each site during the exercise.

The exercise was carried out at one Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH) or Community Health Centre (CHC) of each district, all the Medical College and Hospitals, one Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) and Urban Community Health Centres (UCHC) in each district.

Apart from this, the dry run was carried out in as many as 11 private hospitals across the State, said Panigrahi.

Training was given to ANMs ahead of the second vaccination dry run. At each site, 25 healthcare workers were administered with dummy vaccine.

Once the vaccine is administered, there will be an observation period of 30 minutes. Those administered with the vaccine shot will be asked to wait in a separate room for observation of adverse event following immunization (AEFI). A AEFI kit containing life saving medicines has been kept in every observation room, said Health and Family Welfare Department Director and Vaccine in-charge Bijay Panigrahi.

Notably, on January 2, Odisha had carried out a similar exercise successfully in 31 places.

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