Day After Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech Rolls Out Homegrown Vaccine
The Hyderabad-based vaccinemaker will roll out 14 consignments from its factory today.
The very first batches of Covaxin, the Bharat Biotech’s coronavirus vaccine, left Hyderabad early this morning for Delhi and 10 other cities, a day after Serum Institute of India presented its vaccine versus COVID-19 ahead of the across the country shot drive which officials say will be the ‘world’s most significant’.
The consignment was flown to Delhi by Air India. The consignment supposedly consisted of three boxes, weighing 80.5 kg.
” The very first consignment of vaccine from Bharat Biotech is being brought by Air India on AI 559 from Hyderabad to Delhi on Wednesday at 0640 hours,” an official was estimated as stating by news agency ANI.
Apart from Delhi, the vaccines are being sent out to Bengaluru, Chennai, Patna, Jaipur and Lucknow, officials stated.
The Hyderabad-based vaccinemaker will present 14 consignments from its factory today, they added.
According to the Health Ministry, 55 lakh doses of Covaxin and 1.1 crore dosages of Covishield – produced by Serum Institute – are being obtained. Both these vaccines have actually been authorized by the nation’s drug regulator for limited emergency situation use.
Bharat Biotech is charging 295 per dosage for 38.5 lakh doses. The company, which has actually partnered with the Indian Council of Medical Research for the vaccine, will offer 16.5 lakh dosages to the centre free of cost.
The centre has received 54,72,00 0 doses of vaccines against the coronavirus up until now, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. “100 percent dosages to be received by January 14 in all states/UTs,” it included.
Both the vaccines– Covishield and Covaxin– received emergency situation use approval from the Drug Controller of India earlier this month. Both are two-dose vaccines, which will need to be administered at a 28- day space.
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