First consignment of State procured Covaxin vaccine reaches Odisha


Bhubaneswar, April 30: Odisha on Friday received 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin. This is the first consignment of State Government’s own procurement for vaccination of citizens belonging to the age group of 18-44 years.

The vaccines arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport, here at 9 PM in an IndiGo flight.

This vaccine will be used in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits for which slots will be opened on COWIN f
or sessions to be held from Monday (May 3 onwards).

Tomorrow, on 1st May, the State will have a trial, symbolic commencement of 18-44 years age-group vaccination, with vaccination of a token few beneficiaries, in view of the ongoing weekend lockdown in urban areas.

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