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Covid-19 vaccination of elderly people to begin in March

24/02/2021 at 6:09 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 24: Odisha government will begin Covid-19 vaccination for elderly people and persons with co-morbidities in March.

Additional Chief Secretary of Health, P. K Mohapatra today wrote to all Collectors on the operational strategy for the vaccination.

Vaccination for helath care workers in Odisha has started on January 16 and more than 5 lakh doses of vaccine have been given so far.

Sessions for vaccination of elderly people will be planned for five days in a week excluding Sunday while alternate vaccinators and verifiers will be identified and trained for vaccination.

Officials said that ANM from regular health system will not be engaged for vaccination as they will provide uninterrupted routine health services.

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