The iNCOVACC vaccine is being offered to people over the age of 18 as a booster dose.
COVID vaccination, including Booster Dose for people having lab test proven coronavirus infection will be deferred by 3 months after recovery.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday asked the district authorities to ensure that Journalists particularly field reporters get the booster dose of the vaccine on priority as they also come under frontline workers.
From January 10, India will start administering the precautionary dose of the vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 years of age with comorbidities.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a address to the nation on Saturday evening announced vaccination for children aged 15-18.
The National Technical Group on Immunization will be holding a meeting on Monday to decide on the possibility of administering additional doses of vaccine to immunocompromised individuals.