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Odisha Prohibits Drive-In And Doorstep COVID-19 Vaccination

Odisha has up to now administered 68,12,118 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.


The Odisha authorities has requested district authorities to desist from COVID-19 drive-in vaccination and inoculation at doorstep.

A prime Health division official stated that it has come to the discover of the state authorities that COVID-19 drive-in vaccination and doorstep vaccination has been began in some districts.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, P Ok Mohapatra in a letter to authorities on Wednesday stated: “You are requested to refrain from such strategies and only to conduct sessions in suitable CVCs (covid vaccination centres) with adequate space following the COVID-19 operational guidelines.”

“In drive-in/doorstep strategies, it will be difficult to manage Adverse Effects Following Immunization (AEFI), if it occurs, and there is also a high likelihood of vaccine wastage,” Mr Mohapatra stated.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare guideline clearly states that vaccination classes shall be carried out in locations with enough area for ready space, vaccination room and remark room and have enough facility to handle AEFI, Mohapatra stated within the letter.

Beneficiaries who obtain the Covid vaccine are required to be noticed for not less than 30 minutes after vaccination for AEFI (if any).

Some municipal firms together with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Cuttack Municipal Corporation, Berhampur Municipal Corporation and Rourkela Municipal Corporation and a few district administrations launched both drive-in vaccination or doorstep vaccination amenities lately.

A petition on this regard was additionally moved to the NHRC alleging that human beings shouldn’t be vaccinated on roads and malls.

Meanwhile, sources stated Odisha has up to now administered 68,12,118 doses of COVID-19 vaccines together with 76,478 on Wednesday.

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