It started at a single school in each of Odisha’s 30 districts in the first phase, he said, adding that the number of facilities would be expanded later.

Nearly 42,000 children in the age group of 12-14 have so far received the first dose of COVID vaccine in Odisha, a health department official said Friday.
The vaccination campaign was launched on Wednesday.

It started at a single school in each of Odisha’s 30 districts in the first phase, he said, adding that the number of facilities would be expanded later.
At least 41,956 children aged 12-14, including 5,024 on the initiative’s first day, have received the state’s first dose of Corbevax, he said.

Bhadrak’s administration has been ahead of other districts as it has administered 4,469 doses of the vaccine according to the department’s records. The second shot is administered after 28 days.

Odisha registered 79 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, totaling 12,87,036, while no new fatalities from the infection were reported.
The death toll stood at 9,116. According to a bulletin, 53 other COVID patients have died as a result of co-morbidities so far.
The state had recorded 105 cases and one COVID fatality the previous day.

The coastal state now has 714 active cases and 108 patients recovered from the disease Thursday, bringing the total number of people recovered to 12,77,153, the bulletin said.

The daily positivity rate was 0.16 percent and nine children were among the newly infected people, it said, adding that 48,408 samples have been tested in the past 24 hours.


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