With the shortage of Covid-19 vaccines in state, the vaccination drive was halted in 11 districts on Tuesday. Odisha Health Director Bijay Panigrahi said that the vaccination drive has been halted in 11 districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Puri, Nayagarh, Subarnapur, Gajapati, Boudh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Dhenkanal and Koraput due to shortage of vaccines.
Published: Odishatv Bureau
Last updated: 13 April 2021, 07:03 PM IST
Russia recently authorised the use of Sputnik Light - the single-dose version of the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V. Developers have claimed that the revolutionary one-shot vaccine has 80% efficacy - higher than many two-shot vaccines. While Russia has assured to provide 25 crore Sputnik Light vaccine doses to India, NITI Aayog member VK Paul said that they will examine the claim regarding single-dose Sputnik Light Covid Vaccine, and after that decide on its use.