Over 25 Lakh Children To Receive Covid Jab In Odisha


Bhubaneswar: More than 25 lakh children in Odisha are to receive the vaccine for Covid-19, Health And Family Welfare Director and State vaccination in charge Dr. Bijay Panigrahi informed on Monday.

In a press meet, Panigrahi has informed that the registration is to begin for 25.53 lakh children in the 15-18 year age group. Moreover, over seven lakh frontline workers and 52.37 lakh in 60+ age group with co-morbidities are to be administered precaution dose.

Earlier on December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that from 3rd January 2022, Monday, vaccination will start for the children in the age group of 15-18 years.

Additionally, he has announced a precaution dose for healthcare and frontline workers from 10th January 2022, Monday.

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