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6500 doses of COVID-19 Vaccine arrives in A&N Islands

Port Blair ,

    Andaman & Nicobar Islands has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine today. A total of 6500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine are being supplied by M/s Serum Institute of India to Andaman & Nicobar Islands for vaccination to prioritized beneficiaries in the initial phase of COVID-19 vaccination on 16th January, 2021 (including Health Care Workers of State Govt., Central Govt. and Armed Forces).
    The vaccine reached Port Blair through Go Air flight from Kolkata today afternoon. The flight officials handed over the vaccine box to Dr Tapash Ku Dakuya, Consultant Immunization, NHM on behalf of State Immunization Officer. The vaccine was loaded in insulated vaccine carrier and directly taken to the State Vaccine and Cold Chain Depot at G.P Pant Hospital. Necessary temperature is maintained. The vaccine will be given to Health care Workers from 16.01.2021 onwards at Port Blair and then to other Islands, a press release from Directorate of Health Services said.