COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Odisha is Fully Prepared, Says CM in Meeting with PM

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is fully prepared with a system in place for COVID-19 vaccine distribution when it is available with focus on frontline health workers, people above 50 years and comorbidity, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday.

Speaking at the virtual meet of Chief Ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the status and preparedness of COVID-19 response, Naveen said that masks are still the best vaccine we have against the COVID-19 pandemic and we need to ensure that we all continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and hygiene to protect ourselves against the virus, he added.

“Let’s resolve not to take the virus lightly”, the Odisha CM said.

“Though we have prepared for the seamless vaccination programme to save every life on priority basis, we can’t lower our guard, even if when the vaccine is available, as the duration efficacy of the vaccine against COVID-19 virus is still unknown”, he added.

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