BHUBANESWAR: The second dose of COVID-19 vaccine will probably be administered to healthcare employees (HCWs) in Odisha from February 15. The deadline for the second spherical of the primary section vaccination drive, through which all of the registered HCWs had been speculated to be inoculated by February 10, has additionally been prolonged until February 13 in view of the poor turnout.
“The second dose, scheduled to be given after 28 days of the primary dose to the beneficiaries coated within the section I, will begin from February 15,” stated Well being and Household Welfare Extra Chief Secretary PK Mohapatra.
By Wednesday, all districts had been supposed to attain 100% protection of first section vaccination. “Because the districts haven’t been capable of obtain this goal, the deadline has been prolonged until February 13,” he stated.
The Extra Chief Secretary requested district collectors, municipal commissioners, CDMOs and public well being officers to make sure 100 per cent vaccination of the remaining healthcare employees by the prolonged deadline.
Round 2.73 lakh (80.8 per cent) out of a complete 3.38 lakh HCWs registered within the first section have been vaccinated up to now. Cuttack has the poorest protection of 67.1 per cent beneficiaries. Within the State Capital, the protection is round 80.3 per cent.
Sambalpur is the one district the place over 90 per cent HCWs have been vaccinated within the first section up to now.
Aside from HCWs, 87,976 out of two.04 lakh registered frontline employees (FLWs) have been coated within the second section vaccination drive up to now. The second section drive is continuous within the State since February 6.