Odisha records immunization coverage of 85% on Day-1; Adverse effects mere 0.02%


Bhubaneswar, January 16: Odisha on Saturday recorded 85 per cent vaccination against COVID-19 with 13, 980 health and sanitary workers being immunised in 161 session sites across the State on the first phase of the nation-wide vaccination drive.

However, only three minor AEFI (Adverse Event Following Immunization) cases were reported in the State that worked around a mere 0.02 per cent.

As per the Health and Family Welfare Department data, out of 16,405 targeted beneficiaries, 85% received the vaccine today.

Seven districts – Angul, Kandhamal, Kendrapara, Koraput, Sonepur, Boudh and Balasore – reported 100% vaccination of the targeted beneficiaries till 8 PM today.

The lowest vaccination was reported in Keonjhar district.

Today the COVID-19 vaccination drive began in Odisha at 161 session sites in all 30 districts of the State.

In the first phase, the State has received 4.08 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine and 20,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine. While 3.38 lakh healthcare workers in the State have been registered for the vaccination, the Government targets to give first dose of the vaccination to 1.92 lakh beneficiaries within a week with the available vials.

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