Nearly 7 lakhs Covishield vaccines to reach Kolkata today
First Published Jan 12, 2021, 1:31 PM IST
Around 700,000 Covishield vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Kolkata from Pune’s Serum Institute today (January 12). Dry runs of the vaccine have already been carried in various parts of the state.
While the first dry run was done at three areas in North 24 Parganas, it was carried out in all the districts, including Kolkata, later.
The vaccines will first be taken to the central store of the health department in Kolkata. from there, it would go to the 941 COVID chain points across the state.
The Bengal government has identified 44,000 vaccinators and more than 4,000 vaccine administration session sites for phase-1 vaccination.
Around 580,000 government and private healthcare workers have been enrolled to take the first shot of the vaccine.
An official of the state health department said, “We have formed a state level committee headed by the chief secretary, state level task force, district level task forces and block level task forces. All of them are meeting regularly to ensure all necessary arrangements for COVID-19 vaccine administration in a time-bound manner.”