The state government had recently included students and others who require vaccination for traveling to a foreign country in the priority vaccination category.
34,502 Covishield doses administered to beneficiaries through 247 centres in 26 districts
SII, which manufactures AstraZeneca's vaccine Covishield at its Pune facility, earlier this week announced a price of Rs 600 per dose and at Rs 400 for state governments
The scientists also batted for universal vaccination, saying it would provide strong community resistance to severe local outbreaks.
Yashwant Kumar appealed to those who recently came in close contact with him to get themselves tested for coronavirus and avoid believing in rumours.
Meanwhile, Srikakulam district collector J Nivas was administered the Covid vaccine at urban health centre at Barma colony in Srikakulam.
A total of 1,244 sessions were held and five cases of Adverse Effects Following Immunisation were reported.
A day after seeing its lowest turnout to the COVID vaccine drive, the State inoculated 7,307 people.
As we announced on Tuesday, our grant assistance of vaccines to the neighbouring countries commenced Wednesday.
Ever since the rollout of the vaccines a week ago, five deaths have been reported, but their AEFI reports tied them to comorbidities and not the vaccine.
Private hospitals are requesting for permission to begin vaccination, said Vijayabaskar.
According to health officials, 12 boxes of the consignment are allotted for Ernakulam district and nine boxes will be sent to Kozhikode.
The Delhi government will honour Manish Kumar, the first person to get vaccinated in the national capital on Saturday.
On Day 3, though number of beneficiaries was less than 50%, vaccination count rose
Health Minister cites people not turning up at last moment for the low turnout