According to the Health Department, as many as 42,70,487 people have taken their third Covid jab so far. A staggering 87 per cent of people, who are currently eligible for the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, have not yet taken these shots. “Around 2.82 crore eligible beneficiaries of the State are yet to take the precautionary dose while 25 lakh people are yet to take their second shot of Covid-19 vaccine,” said State Health and Family Welfare Director Bijay Panigrahi.
Expressing concern over people resisting booster doses, Panigrahi said, “ Less than 90 per cent of people have taken their first doses in Cuttack, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Sundargarh, Puri and Angul districts.”
He urged people to take their vaccine before September 30.
The Centre announced a special drive 'Covid Vaccination Amrit Mahotsava' to be launched to provide free precaution doses at all Government Covid Vaccination Centres for persons aged 18 years and above for 75 days from July 15 to September 30, 2022.
Those eligible for the precaution dose include all persons above 18 years who have completed 6 months (or 26 weeks) from the date of administration of the 2nd dose.
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