Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Tuesday received the first consignment of 3.64 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine Covishield from the Pune-based Serum Institute.
The vaccine arrived in a freighter aircraft of SpiceJet.
“The state government has received 3.64 lakh crore doses of Serum Institutes Covishield vaccine from the Centre.
The vaccine will be sent to 139 centres, where the vaccination drive will begin from January 16,” Telangana Public health Department Director G Srinivas Rao said.
From January 18, vaccination in the rest of the centres will be launched, the official added.
Arrangements have been made to administer the vaccine at over 1400 counters located in 1213 centres all over the state and it will cover 3.10 lakh frontline workers, he said.
The Covishield containers landed at the Airport at around 11.30 AM and were transported from there to the state vaccine storage centre at Koti here.