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Covid vaccine dry run held at 31 places in Odisha



The dry run for Coronavirus vaccination process went underway at 31 places of Odisha on Saturday as part of the nation-wide exercise.

The vaccination sites have been identified in all district headquarter hospitals and Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

“Odisha is the only state where we are conducting dry run at 31 places. The dry run is conducted to ensure smooth vaccination after the rollout of a vaccine,” informed Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pradipta Mohapatra.

The massive exercise comes a day after Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) recommended the approval of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate manufactured by Serum Institute of India.

The Co-WIN web portal (trial version) is used for dry run vaccination. The user ID for each district and Capital Hospital has been created.

At each site, 25 healthcare workers have been enrolled in the portal for dry run vaccination.

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