Ahead of the vaccination drive against coronavirus, the first batches of Covishield, the vaccine produced by Serum Institute of India (SII) left Pune to be taken to different parts of the country. Three trucks carrying Covishield vaccine reached Pune International Airport from Serum Institute of India’s facility in the city during the early hours of Tuesday and are being shipped to different locations in the country.
The vaccination will start on January 16. According to Sandip Bhosale, MD of SB Logistics, the company handling air transportation of the vaccine from Pune airport, a total of eight flights will transport Covishield vaccine from Pune International Airport to 13 different locations on Tuesday.
The first flight, which left for Delhi Airport, is slated to reach the national capital on Tuesday morning.
“The first consignment of the vaccine has been dispatched from the facility of Serum Institute of India here. We have made elaborate security arrangements,” Namrata Patil, DCP (Zone 5), Pune said.
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