Rashmi Rekha Das

Covishield vaccines reached Odisha today for the upcoming Covid19 vaccination drive scheduled to begin from Jan 19.  As many as 1 Lakh Covishield vaccine doses have reached Odisha under the National COVID19 vaccination programme.

The State Health department has asked people not to miss the chance of getting vaccinated in case they are due. The department has advised people to get booster dose as precaution as covid-19 threat continues to lurk.

Odisha Health Director Bijay Mohapatra said, “As per the decision, Covishield vaccines are reaching Odisha today. With the vaccination drive beginning from January 19, I would like to request people, who are yet to receive the second or booster dose, to get vaccinated.”

As per the Odisha Health & Family Welfare department, the vaccination drive will be undertaken for those who have not received their second or precaution dose. Moreover, the drive will be for Covishield vaccine only.

The vaccination drive will be carried out at specific Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Headquarters Hospitals (DHHs) across Odisha.

On Monday, the State Health and Family Welfare Department took to Twitter and wrote: “Under the National COVID19 vaccination programme, Covishield will be available from 19th Jan 2023 in identified DHH, SDH,CHC & PHC across Odisha for beneficiaries whose 2nd dose as well as precaution dose are due. Citizens are requested to take this opportunity to get vaccinated & stay safe from COVID19.”

Reported by Harihar Chand, OTV