A total of 8,276 health workers will be engaged in vaccination work, while are 1,222 cold chains for the purpose, added Panigrahi.
He said as many as 1,797 ILRs and 1,771 deep freezers have been kept ready for transporting and Covid vaccine vials. There are nine regional and 32 district-level vaccine stores, besides a State-level vaccine store, in the State, informed the Director.
He said five persons, including a vaccinator, a vaccine officer, a verifier and two supervisors, will be engaged at each vaccination centre. There will be three rooms, one each for waiting, observation and immunisation, at each centre. Each person will be kept in observation for 30 minutes after being administered Covid vaccine and thereafter, he or she would be given a certificate of vaccination, said Panigrahi.