First consignment of Covid vaccine to reach Kerala today

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Covid vaccines will arrive in Kerala on Wednesday morning from Chennai, which is one of the four national regions earmarked for distribution nationwide. The vaccines were despatched from the Serum Institute to Chennai yesterday. The first batch of Covishield vaccines will reach Kochi by 11.15 in the morning.

The first consignment of vaccines in special freezer trucks will be stored at the Kochi Regional Vaccine Stores. 4,35,500 doses of vaccine have been allotted to Kerala and out of this, 1100 vaccine vials are meant for distribution in Mahe. Thiruvananthapuram will get 1,34,000 doses, Ernakulam 1,80,000 doses and Kozhikode will get 1,19,500 doses.

The second consignment of vaccines will reach Thiruvananthapuram by Wednesday evening. This will be stored at the Regional store in Thiruvananthapuram and is meant for distribution to Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Alappuzha districts on January 14. The vaccines for Thiruvananthapuram will reach the distribution centres on January 15.

The vaccines will be given from 113 centres in Kerala and 3,59,549 health workers have registered for the vaccines. 1,70,259 from the government sector and 1,92,611 from the private sector have registered for the vaccines.

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