Cuttack: Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) is all set to begin a special vaccination drive today for the students who are scheduled to travel abroad for higher education purpose.
A special session site has been set up at Kalyan Mandap near Gopalpur for the inoculation exercise of the particular group of students. Those who are scheduled to make a foreign tour for research or higher study in near future can take the opportunity today on production of required documents. The Civic body had informed this in a tweet.
A special walk-in vaccination drive will begin tomorrow for students going abroad at CMC Kalyan Mandap, Gopalpur #Cuttack.— CMC,Cuttack (@CMCCuttack) June 8, 2021
Students residing in both Cuttack and #Bhubaneswar, who have secured admission in foreign universities are eligible to get vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/YIrR83g1X7
Citizens (18-44 age group) in #Cuttack and #Bhubaneswar, who need to travel abroad for their job/employment related purposes can also visit the particular centre for vaccination.— CMC,Cuttack (@CMCCuttack) June 8, 2021
Relevant documents needs to be furnished to ascertain the employment.
A similar camp will be set up at PN College in Khurdha for special vaccination programme. Students above 18 years-old can take the Covishield jab by producing valid documents as per central guidelines.
The vaccination programme will continue from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 1 pm, Khurdha Collector had informed through a tweet.
Vaccination center is open from 10 AM to 2 PM Every day from Monday to Friday at PN College Khordha for administering Covishield Vaccine to students of 18- 44 years going abroad for studies. visit for vaccination with sufficient proof.@CMO_Odisha @HFWOdisha— District Magistrate Khordha (@DMKhordha) June 8, 2021
The special exercise comes two days after the Centre revised the guidelines for vaccination of students going abroad for study and research.
As per the revised rules, the students can take the second dose 28 days after the first one and the facility will be available for those who would undertake international travel for the specific purpose. Through a statement, the Health Ministry had said vaccine type as Covishiled is sufficient and no other qualifying entries are required.
The Ministry also clarified that the respective State will designate competent authority in every district to administer the second dose of Covishield and CoWin certificate as proof of final vaccination will be linked to the passport of the concerned beneficiaries.
Earlier, the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 (NEGVAC) had recommended 12 to 16 weeks (84 days) interval for the second dose of Covishield.