Bengaluru, January 12, 2021
Tuesday morning marked a landmark event for Bengaluru in its fight against the dreaded COVID-19 disease. The first consignment of Covishield the government approved COVID-19 vaccine despatched by SII Pune reached Bengaluru and is all set for administration as per the plan charted out by the state of Karnataka.
The vaccination drive in India is all set to start on the 16th of January. In keeping with this schedule and forward planning for the same, Karnataka today received its first consignment of vaccines in Bengaluru this morning.
A total of 7.95 lakh vials have been allotted to Karnataka in the first lot. It was informed by the Health and Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar, that the first lot of vaccines will be stored in the government storage facility at Anand Rao circle. He further added that each dose of vaccine had 0.5 ml and each vial had 10 such doses of vaccines. The second dose would be administered after 28 days of the first dosage. He had earlier urged the citizens not to believe in rumor-mongering related to the vaccine, and have faith in its safety since all the mandatory tests had been conducted before it was approved by the government.
As a precautionary measure and to avoid misuse of this vaccine these vials will carry a “not for sale’’ written on them.
Dr. Sudhakar mentioned that all the necessary protocols and guidelines as laid out in the administration of the vaccine will be carried out. After the vaccine had been administered every person receiving it would be kept under a 30-minute observation.
A major breakthrough in curbing the pandemic is being seen with Covishield, the new COVID-19 vaccine