Bhubaneswar: After Covaxin, administration of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V has begun in the state capital.
Currently, the vaccine is being administered only at Care Hospitals in Chandrasekharpur area here at Rs 1145. Beneficiaries belonging to both age groups (18-44 years and above 45 years) can book their slots on CoWIN portal to get the jab at the private hospital.
More hospitals in the state are likely to start administering the Russian vaccine in coming days, said sources.
Earlier, only Covaxin was being administered to people of the Smart City. Recently, Covishield vaccine was also made available at SUM Hospital here for the beneficiaries.
The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to administer first dose to all citizens by July 15 and second dose by August-end, an official of the civic body had informed yesterday.