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
However, since the launch only around 50 percent of the target of people to be vaccinated is being achieved.
A lab technician from Raipur district hospital V K Verma said that he is 58-year-old and happily gone for vaccination process so as to perform his job without the fear of getting infected.
For seven months last year, I worked at a Covid-19 ward at the Lok Nayak Hospital.