Bhubaneswar: COVID-19 vaccination for people aged between 18 and 44 year will soon begin in all parts of the state as the first consignment of Covishield for the third phase immunization drive arrived in the state on Saturday.
The consignment contains 1 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine which will be administered to people in the 18-44 age group.
It’s is pertinent to mention here that Covishield vaccine is being administered to beneficiaries in every part of the state except Bhubaneswar.
The state Government has placed an order of 3.77 crore doses of Covishield and 10.34 lakh doses of Covaxin for 1.93 crore people aged between 18 and 44 years and requested the two manufacturers to supply the same at the earliest.
Though the third phase vaccination ( 18-44 years) was scheduled to begin on May 1, commencement of the drive got delayed due to late arrival of the vaccines. The third phase vaccination began in the state capital on May 3 after Bharat Biotech International supplied the first lot of Covaxin doses on May 1.