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COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Day 8: Odisha Sees 14,892 Jabs, More Than 15 Lakh Healthcare Workers Vaccinated Across Country

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: A total of 14,892 people were vaccinated in Odisha on the eighth day of the immunization drive. The country on Saturday administered vaccine to as many as 1,46,598 healthcare and frontline workers, taking the toll of total beneficiaries who have been inoculated to 15,37,190.

Today, vaccinations sessions were organized in 27 states and UTs. The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination program was conducted successfully on the eighth day as well.

The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 crossed 15 lakh mark today. A total of 15,37,190 beneficiaries (till 6 pm today) got vaccinated through 27,776 sessions, as per the provisional report. 3,368 sessions were held till 6 pm today.

1,46,598 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 6 pm today, the eighth day of nationwide COVID19 vaccination. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.

Andaman & Nicobar Islands- 530, Andhra Pradesh- 11,562, Arunachal Pradesh- 525, Bihar- 12,165, Chandigarh- 345, Chhattisgarh- 8,138, Dadra & Nagar Haveli- 83, Daman & Diu- 189, Delhi- 6,111, Goa- 615, Gujarat- 22,063, Haryana- 9,188, Himachal Pradesh- 3,935, Jammu & Kashmir- 1,820, Karnataka- 3,669, Kerala- 6,012, Ladakh- 157, Lakshadweep- 81, Maharashtra- 21,751, Manipur- 396, Meghalaya- 158, Mizoram- 322, Odisha- 14,892, Puducherry- 381, Punjab- 8,968, Rajasthan- 7,900 and Tamil Nadu- 4,642.

However, 123 AEFIs have been reported till 6 pm on Saturday.

Total 11 persons have been hospitalized so far. 0.0007% people have recorded hospitalization against vaccinations. In last 24 hours, one person has been hospitalized at Government Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh who was vaccinated at 20th Jan 2021.

Total 6 deaths have been reported so far. In the last 24 hours, one person aged 56 years who was a resident of R/o Gurugram, Haryana has died. The Post-mortem confirms that Cardio-pulmonary disease was the reason for her death and it was not related to vaccination. None of these deaths have been causally linked with COVID-19 vaccination.

A training of Immunization Programme Managers of 13 foreign countries (Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Seychelles & Sri Lanka) using Indian Vaccines was conducted by MoHFW covering all aspects of vaccine roll-out spread over 2 days.

Seven More States To Administer Covaxin From Next Week: Health Ministry

Seven more states will be administering the indigenously-developed Covaxin from next week, the health ministry said on Saturday.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) had earlier this month approved Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive.

Addressing a media briefing, Additional Secretary in the Union health ministry Manohar Agnani said that as on January 23, a total of 15,37,190 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in 27,776 sessions.

The inoculation drive was launched on January 16 with over three crore healthcare and frontline workers prioritised to get the jabs initially.

In addition to the 12 states currently using Covaxin, seven new states — Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal — will be administering the vaccine from next week, Agnani said.

“The orientation of all programme managers of these seven states was conducted today by the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and the health ministry covering all aspects of implementation protocols,” he said.

(With Agency Inputs)

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