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COVID-19 vaccines on verge of being available in India; transportation to begin today or tomorrow

By Rajan Nath -- January 07, 2021 3:11 pm -- Updated:January 07, 2021 3:17 pm

While India is looking to begin the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in India within a week, the transportation of the coronavirus vaccine is likely to begin from Thursday or Friday, the government sources revealed. India has approved emergency use approval for two vaccines Covaxin and Covishield.

The news agency ANI quoted the government sources as saying: "Transportation of COVID19 vaccine to begin by today or tomorrow."

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Covaxin and Covishield: For roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, the transportation of coronavirus vaccine likely to begin.

The Government has, reportedly, allowed passenger aircraft to transport vaccines. "Pune will be the central hub from where vaccine distribution will take place. 41 destinations across the country finalised for delivery of vaccines," it said.

For northern India, Delhi and Karnal will be made mini hubs. For the eastern region, Kolkata will be the hub, it will also be a nodal point for the northeast. Chennai and Hyderabad will be the designated points for southern India.

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Covaxin and Covishield: For roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, the transportation of coronavirus vaccine likely to begin.

Meanwhile, India is going to conduct another dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine for roll out across all the districts in the country.

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that "Some priority groups have been decided for vaccination as advised by the experts' group formed by PM Narendra Modi."

Covaxin and Covishield: For roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine in India, the transportation of coronavirus vaccine likely to begin.

"We have to ensure that no misinformation campaign on the vaccine is successful," Harsh Vardhan said during the meeting with health ministers of all states and UTs.

He also said that "COVID-19 vaccines 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin' are on the verge of being available in the country. Our efforts are to ensure seamless last-mile delivery of the vaccine."

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