Bhubaneswar, May 8: Odisha today received 1 lakh doses of Covishield for vaccination of 18-44 years age group. The vaccines landed on Saturday at Bhubaneswar Airport from Serum Institute of India.
Earlier on April 30, Odisha had received 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin as the first consignment for vaccination of 18-44 years age group.
Though vaccination of 18-44 years age group was scheduled to begin on May 1, it started from May 3 due to weekend shutdown.
Earlier Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced free vaccination for citizens above 18 years. Odisha has placed orders for 377 lakh doses of Covishield and 10.34 lakh doses of Covaxin for third phase vaccination.