After Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech ships Covid vaccines to 11 cities
Composed by Prabha Raghavan
| New Delhi |
Updated: January 13, 2021 3: 05: 01 pm
Covaxin will be used in the federal government’s mass vaccination programme versus Covid-19 that begins on Saturday. (Twitter/BharatBiotech)
Hyderabad-headquartered Bharat Biotech flew the first batch of Covaxin, its two-dose Covid-19 vaccine, to 11 cities throughout India on Wednesday, a day after Serum Institute of India (SII) shipped batches of Covishield, a variant of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s AZD1222 vaccine that it has manufactured under licence in India.
Both these vaccines are anticipated to be utilized in the government’s mass vaccination program versus Covid-19 that begins on Saturday.
A minute of pride and achievement as the very first consignment of COVAXIN ™ is dispatched from Bharat Biotech today at 1: 00 AM, IST. The native vaccine is all set to immunize the nation versus the terrible #SARS _ CoV_2 #BharatBiotech #COVAXIN #MakeInIndia #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/yqFSSXTl0A
— BharatBiotech (@BharatBiotech) January 13, 2021
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had tweeted that 56.5 lakh doses of Covishield would be flown out of SII’s Pune headquarters on Tuesday. Subsequently, the Union Ministry of Health had actually said that by 4 pm, 54.72 lakh doses of the vaccine had reached stores across India.
It was not instantly clear on Wednesday how numerous dosages of Covaxin had been sent out by Bharat Biotech. The business did not react to questions by The Indian Express seeking these details.
Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday announced that the government had actually signed a purchase agreement for 55 lakh dosages of Covaxin, of which 16.5 lakh dosages would be contributed to the federal government for totally free. The staying 38.5 lakh dosages would be priced at Rs 295 per dose, leaving out taxes.
The Hyderabad firm said it had actually successfully delivered the very first batch of the vaccines to Ganavaram, Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bangalore, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai, and Lucknow “in the early hours of Wednesday”. Each vial delivered includes 20 doses.
” While some deliveries have actually shown up in the respective cities, others will be provided later this night,” the firm stated in a statement.
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