Odisha has achieved yet another significant milestone in the fight against Covid-19 as more than 2 crore people have received the second dose of vaccine, Patnaik said in a tweet.
The Hyderabad-based company, Biological E said these capacities will enable it to deliver 300 million doses as promised to the Government of India. Soon, the company plans to deliver more than one billion additional doses globally.
Both online and on-site registration facilities are available for Covid vaccination of children between 15-18 years.
As cases of Omicron have started to explode across the country, Odisha Health Services Director Bijay Mohapatra on Tuesday informed that a possible third wave could peak in Odisha by the end of February.
The active cases have declined to 75,456, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Patnaik has also urged the State Police to enforce the Covid safety protocols strictly.
All the recommendations have been sent to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval.
The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (12,277,814), Russia (10,236,301), Turkey (9,335,193), France (9,251,021), Germany (7,028,398), Iran (6,186,729), Spain (5,932,626), Italy (5,678,112), Argentina (5,480,305) and Colombia (5,127,971), the CSSE figures showed.
The Centre on Monday advised poll-bound states to speedily ramp up COVID-19 vaccination of all eligible population for the first dose and ensure that those due for the second dose are administered the same.
According to new guidelines issued by the Union health ministry on Monday, the vaccine option against COVID-19 for children in the age group of 15-18 years, who will be inoculated from January 3, would be Covaxin only
As per reports, all the six new Covid-19 cases have been reported from one house in Gopandhu Vihar area of Nua Rausapatna area of the city. The house has been declared a micro-containment zone.
Registration process for adolescents' vaccination on Cowin App will begin from January 1. Eligible teens can register themselves on the Cowin app through their Aadhar Card and school IDs.
Vaccine registration process will soon begin for 25.53 lakh children of Odisha in the 15-18 years age group.
The home secretary said on December 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of COVID-19, Omicron VOC and preparedness of health systems across the country.
Over 25 lakh eligible beneficiaries between 15-18 years age group in Odisha will start receiving doses from January 3.