Govt directs for priority vaccination of all eligible people living with HIV in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Health & Family Welfare Department on Thursday directed for priority vaccination of all eligible people living with HIV in the state

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) P.K. Mohapatra has written to all Collectors, Commissioners of 5 Municipal Corporations, CDMs & PHOs for  COVID-19 Vaccination of all eligible people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the State.

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Mohapatra said that the Central Government has advised that all eligible PLHIV (irrespective of CD4 count & viral load) should undergo the complete schedule of COVID-19 vaccination for protecting themselves against COVID-19 and also limit the spread of disease to their contacts including family members, friends, and Co-workers.

In this context, you are requested to vaccinate such people on priority by mobilising them and through on-site registration in Co-WIN portal in nearby COVID Vaccination Centre at the earliest,” the Health ACS said, in the letter.

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