Covishield supply begins, 13 cities obtain first batch


New Delhi, January 12

Preparation for the Covid-19 vaccination drive, scheduled to begin on January 16, gathered steam with the Centre on Tuesday receiving 5.5 million of the 11 million Covishield doses it ordered from the Serum Institute of India.

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Indian vax price lowest

  • Covishield costs Rs200 per dose and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin Rs206
  • Pfizer vaccine is priced at Rs1,431, Moderna Rs2,348-2,715, Sputnik V and J&J Rs734 each

Nine flights from Pune carried 54.72 lakh doses of vaccine to 13 cities — Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh. The supplies will be stocked at four national cold storage sites at Karnal, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata and 37 state-level depots. In all, 30 million doses have to be procured to vaccinate three crore priority group people. — TNS



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