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Covid-19 vaccination: Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha obtain doses immediately

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By: Express Web Desk | Agartala, Kochi, Mumbai, New Delhi |

Updated: January 13, 2021 2:35:26 pm

With lower than per week left earlier than India begins its nationwide inoculation drive, batches of coronavirus vaccine are being shipped to a number of elements throughout the nation. As many as 3 crore healthcare and frontline employees would be the first in line to obtain the shot. Pune’s Serum Institute of India and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech obtained the Drug Controller General of India’s approval on January 3 for “restricted” use of their Covid-19 vaccines in an “emergency” scenario.
The maiden consignment of Covishield vaccines took off for Delhi from Pune on Tuesday. Today, Bharat Biotech dispatched the primary batches of its coronavirus vaccine, Covaxin. The first consignment of Covaxin was delivered to Delhi on an Air India flight round 6.40 am, in response to ANI. Three packing containers of the vaccine doses had been taken to Haryana’s Kurukshetra metropolis.
As of Tuesday, 54.72 lakh doses of the 2 vaccines cleared to be used by the nationwide regulator had reached vaccine shops throughout the nation, the federal government mentioned. With restricted doses of Covid-19 vaccines accessible initially, the Centre mentioned states won’t have the choice to decide on which vaccine to manage to its precedence teams.

Here’s all that it is advisable learn about immediately’s drive of coronavirus vaccine
Kerala will get first Covishield vaccine consignment
The first consignment of Covidshield vaccine from Pune-based Serum Institute of India arrived on the Cochin worldwide airport on Wednesday morning. Special refrigerated vans had been organized to move the vaccine safely to respective centres. Another flight is predicted to succeed in Thiruvananthapuram worldwide airport this afternoon. National Health Mission sources mentioned of the 4.33 lakh doses of the vaccine, 1,100 could be despatched to Mahe, which is an enclave of Puducherry and lies between Kozhikode and Kannur districts.
Kerala is battling a large surge of latest coronavirus instances. With 5,000 new instances, the state as soon as once more reported the very best variety of infections within the nation.
Vaccines arriving in Kerala (Source: PRO)
Second COVID vaccine consignment arrives in Odisha
Odisha obtained the second consignment of COVID vaccine on Wednesday as a particular aircraft carrying 20,000 vials of indigenously developed ‘Covaxin’ arrived on the Biju Patnaik International Airport. The state had obtained its first consignment of COVID vaccine on Tuesday when 40,822 vials of ‘Covishield’, had arrived on a particular flight.
Covaxin can be administered to individuals within the state capital and Covishield within the districts, information company PTI reported. Vaccines have already reached Cuttack, Puri and Nayagarh districts and particular automobiles with police escorts have been lined up for transportation of the vials to all of the 162 vaccination centres.
Health division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from neighbouring Pune underneath the safety of two police automobiles
23,500 doses of Covishield vaccine attain Goa
Goa additionally obtained 23,500 doses of Covishield vaccine by way of a flight from Mumbai. Goa has equipped for the immunisation programme set to start from January 16. Around 18,000 well being employees within the state can be coated throughout the preliminary section, one other well being official mentioned. The state authorities has recognized eight hospitals, together with three personal medical amenities, the place these doses could be administered, an official earlier mentioned.

The first lot of COVID 19 vaccine for Goa has reached immediately early morning at 0622 hrs. The Two packing containers obtained had been expeditiously cleared by TEAM GOA and handed over to Health Service officers @AAI_Official @MoHFW_INDIA @MoCA_GoI @aairedwr @DrPramodPSawant
— Goa Airport (@aaigoaairport) January 13, 2021
Mumbai receives over 1.39 lakh Covishield vaccine doses
Mumbai obtained over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, this morning. This first batch of doses can be delivered throughout town at designated vaccination facilities for the inoculation drive set to start on January 16, the BMC mentioned in an announcement. The civic physique mentioned it obtained 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the SII round 5.30 am.
Officials with Covid-19 vaccine packing containers, which arrived in Mumbai early Wednesday morning.
Health division staffers of the BMC introduced the vaccines from neighbouring Pune underneath the safety of two police automobiles, it mentioned. “The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel,” it acknowledged. The civic physique has additionally created a centralised chilly storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg.

Maharashtra has to date obtained 9.83 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines out of the entire requirement of 17.5 lakh for inoculation within the first section, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope mentioned.

Tripura receives first batch of Covisheild vaccines
As many as 56,500 doses of Covisheild had been flown into Agartala this morning. The doses had been transferred to a particular storage unit at National Health Mission (NHM) workplace at Gorkhabasti in Agartala. Speaking to, State Immunization Officer Kallol Roy mentioned the doses can be distributed to all districts immediately.