Odisha: All 3.5L Health Workers To Get Vaccinated By February 10; Second Jab On Feb 14

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has targeted to inoculate all 3.5 lakh healthcare workers as part of the COVID-19 vaccination drive across the State by February 10.

Odisha is expected to meet the target of vaccinating 1.92 lakh health workers today as part of the first phase of the drive. This has been informed by the state Health & Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahy on Monday.

Odisha had registered 1.52 lakh total beneficiaries and 3,452.81 vaccinations per million populace so far.

Meanwhile, the vaccination drive will remain suspended on January 26 and will resume again from January 28.

On the other hand, the health workers, who received the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine on January 16, will get the second dose in a mega drive starting from February 14.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that Odisha has emerged as a leading state in the vaccination drive with 1.5 lakh total vaccinated beneficiaries and 3452.81 vaccinations per million populace”.

With all necessary arrangements made in time, the state government has managed the vaccination process efficiently so far, Patnaik said.