Belagavi(KTK), Jan 13 (PTI) The second consignment of
1.47 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived here on Wednesday
from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, a health
The first consignment of about 6.48 lakh doses of
Covishield vaccines had reached Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters here, the District Health Officer
Dr Shashikant Munyal said the vaccine stock is meant for
distribution in eight districts.
"vaccine doses were packed in 14,700 bottles.. Each
bottle covers 10 dose units and will be administered twice,
whereas the second dose will be given after 28 days.
After administering the dose, each person will be
observed for three hours and will be discharged if no side
effects are noticed," Munyal said.
Only the frontline workers will receive the doses in the
Munyal further said 36,000 doses were required for
The vaccine doses will be administered from January 16.
The Vaccine Institute at the District Health Office
received the doses this morning, the health official said
adding, they were stored in cold chambers at three degree
temperature. PTI COR GMS
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