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RMRC to conduct post vaccination follow-up study in Odisha

29/05/2021 at 5:54 PM

Bhubaneswar, May 29: The state government has requested Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) to assess the hospitalization and severity among Covid-19 positive individuals post vaccination as compared to non-vaccinated Covid-19 positive individuals.

Additional Chief Secretary of Heath, P.K Mohapatra has written to the Director of RMRC for the post vaccination follow-up study.

“The government has been urging people to get vaccinated, maintaining that the vaccine will not only protect one from contracting the coronavirus infection but also will prevent its progression to a severe form and thereby reduce mortality. These findings could provide valuable insights to inform on the future vaccination road map of the state,” read the letter.

Odisha government so far has administered about 72.8 lakh doses of vaccines since January 16.

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