Karnataka to receive 20,000 doses of Covaxin, says Health Minister

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On Tuesday 6.48 lakh doses (in 54 boxes) of Covishield vaccine arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

 

Karnataka is set to receive a total of 20,000 doses of Covaxin, which will be arriving in the state soon, said State Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Wednesday.

"The only difference between Covaxin vial and Covi-shield vial is that the latter has 5 ml of the vaccine in a vial and Covaxin has 10 ml of the vaccine in a vial. One vial can vaccinate 20 people. Both the vaccine will be given in the state and there is no choice for any”, Dr Sudhakar said.

"The central government has issued a guideline regarding which district and which staff to be given the vaccination. All districts will be distributed with the vaccine to inaugurate the vaccination drive on January 16th," he added.

On Tuesday 6.48 lakh doses (in 54 boxes) of Covishield vaccine arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country is starting from January 16. So far, 3,62,870 people have registered themselves for the vaccination.

Around 3 crore healthcare workers and frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase of vaccination.

In the second phase, those above 50 years and those under 50 years with co-morbid conditions will be vaccinated.

 

With inputs from Agency

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