Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V is available for the people in Odisha at Care Hospital at Bhubaneswar which has received 600 single-dose vials of the vaccine in the first phase while the vaccine is priced at Rs 1,145 per dose.
According to the reports, the Deputy medical superintendent of Care Hospital Dr Smita Padhi informed that as per the company norms, the employees and family members of Dr Reddy’s Laboratories in the State will be given first preference.
She added that they will be administered 151 doses in the first two days though we have opened 20 slots per day for the general public on 29th June and 30th June. There will be two sessions – 3 pm to 4 pm for people aged 18-44 years and 4 pm to 5 pm for 45 years and above. The session will open from 10 am to 4 pm with 50 slots per day after two days.
The slots are now open in the CoWIN portal for the people to book. As per the protocol, the beneficiaries will have to take two doses of Sputnik V in a gap of 21 days. Sources said the Russian vaccine will also be available at Apollo Hospitals from next month.
An official of the hospital informed they are expecting the vaccine by June 30.
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