After Covishield, first batch of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin arrives in Delhi


    After Covishield, very first batch of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin gets here in Delhi

    Both Covishield and Covaxin, the two COVID-19 vaccines, have actually received Emergency situation Use Authorisation from the government.


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    Edited By

    Abhishek Sharma

    Updated: Jan 13, 2021, 11: 01 AM IST

    A day after Serum Institute of India’s Covishield was carried to 13 different cities in India from Pune, a consignment of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin from Hyderabad has landed at the Delhi airport.

    The consignment from Bharat Biotech was brought by Air India on AI 559 from Hyderabad to Delhi on Wednesday at 0640 hours.

    On Tuesday, the very first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ come to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Pune.

    Meanwhile, Maharashtra has gotten over 9 lakh lakhs dosages of COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ from SII.

    Covishield and Covaxin, the two COVID-19 vaccines which have actually received Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) have actually been checked on countless individuals and side-effects are minimal, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said on Tuesday including that the 2 “are most safe of the vaccines”.

    ” Both the vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin) have actually been authorized for emergency situation use and there must be no doubt about their safety. They have actually been evaluated on thousands of people and side-effects are negligible. There is no risk of any significance,” Dr Paul said at a press conference.

    The very first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive is scheduled to start from January 16.

    Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the Main government is having close collaboration with states and union areas for vaccine roll-out. “All preparations are on track for vaccine roll-out from January 16,” he stated.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier stated around 3 crore health care employees and frontline workers will be immunized in the first phase of vaccination.

    ” In the second stage, those above 50 years and those under 50 years with co-morbid conditions will be vaccinated,” he included.

    ( With agency inputs)

    ( the headline, this story has actually not been published by Essential India News personnel and is published from a syndicated feed.).


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