An official displays a vial containing Covid-19 vaccine COVISHIELD manufactured by Serum Institute of India, inside a vaccination storage centre in Ahmedabad on January 12. The first vials of the Covid-19 vaccine made by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) reached 13 cities in India on January 12 ahead of a mass immunisation programme scheduled to begin on January 16.
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A truck exits the Serum Institute of India at Pimpri Chinchwad in Pune on January 11. At 4:53 am on January 12, three temperature-controlled trucks carrying vials of the vaccine left the SII building in Pune for the airport.
The first consignment of Covishield arrives at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in a special SpiceJet flight from Pune, in New Delhi on January 12. Flights from Pune transported the vaccine, developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and is marketed in India as Covishield, to Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh, while three trucks left for Mumbai in the evening, HT reported.
Onlookers are jubilant as workers unload the first batch of Covishield vaccines from a refrigerated truck at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH) in New Delhi on January 12. The first consignment of 264,000 doses of Covishield reached Delhi’s central storage facility at RGSSH in the afternoon around high security.
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A health worker holds a box containing vaccines inside a cold storage centre at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad on January 12. The Central government announced that all vaccine doses it has ordered, 11 million from Serum Institute and 5.5 million from Bharat Biotech, will be received by January 14 in all states and Union territories, HT reported.
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A view inside the production and processing unit of Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune on January 12. About 540,800 vials were flown to the 13 cities on January 12 which would be administered to about 6 million health care and frontline workers.
Health workers and volunteers seen during a dry-run of Covid-19 vaccine at Bhangel CHC hospital, in Noida on January 11. State governments have set up vaccination centres across districts, where 100 people each will get the first dose of the vaccine, officials in multiple states said. Names of the beneficiaries with their Aadhaar numbers will have to be updated on the CoWIN app of the Central government for receiving the vaccination.
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People perform a prayer upon the arrival of the first consignment of Covaxin, in Jaipur on January 13. Bharat Biotech on January 13 also shipped their vaccine against Covid-19, Covaxin to 11 cities.
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