For 1.9 Lakh classified healthcare workers, the Covid-19 vaccination process is scheduled to start from 16th January in Odisha. For the first phase, the government has recognized around 160 vaccination centres for the vaccination program. These centres include both Private and government institutions where all the necessary arrangements have been conducted for the mass vaccination program.
Dr. Jayant Panda, Technical Advisor to the State Government stated that a maximum of 100 people will be vaccinated in each of the vaccination centres and will be taken place from 9 AM to 5 PM every day.
All the identified beneficiaries need to report at the assigned vaccination centre on the appointed date between the official timing. And the entire beneficiaries are compulsory to carry the identity proof for the registration for the vaccination program to the vaccination booth. Dr. Panda further informed that if any beneficiary lost or misplaced identifies proof then they need to bring another approved proof of having the same details to the vaccination to get the vaccine. But it depends officer on duty at the vaccination centre whether the beneficiary would be determined the vaccine or not.
He further stated that in case a beneficiary fumbles the date for immunization then the individual will communicate with the district vaccination officer for rescheduling the vaccination date.
Regarding the side effect of the vaccine, Dr. Panda stated that as of now there have been no such serious side effects due to the administration of the vaccine. But in case of minor side effects like pain at the vaccination site, head spinning, or fever, beneficiaries should contact the doctor any sister on duty. Even 108 ambulances or other ambulances will also shift the beneficiary to the nearest hospital in case of major side effects due to pre-existing diseases.
He further stated that the beneficiary has to wait for 14 days or till the symptoms disappear after getting the first dose of the vaccination. For the second dose of vaccination, one has to wait compulsory for 14 days. In the first phase, the health workers of health care centres both in the government and private sector will be the first to get vaccinated and later the secondary health care centres and at last the primary health care centres.
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