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First Batch Of Covaxin Released From Bharat Biotech’s Gujarat Plant

The first commercial batch of Covaxin was released by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

First Batch Of Covaxin Released From Bharat Biotech’s Gujarat Plant
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. (File photo) PTI

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday released the first commercial batch of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech's plant at Ankleshwar in Gujarat.

Taking to Twitter, Mandaviya said:"Vaccination is the most important thing to strengthen the country's fight against coronavirus.Released the first commercial batch of #COVAXIN from

Bharat Biotech's plant at Ankleshwar, Gujarat today. This will increase the supply of vaccine in the country and will help the vaccine reach every Indian”.

Earlier, the government this month had given approval to Bharat Biotech's Ankleshwar-based manufacturing plant to produce anti-COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin.

In May, Bharat Biotech announced that it planned to produce an additional 200 million doses of Covaxin at its subsidiary's Ankleshwar-based facility. The Hyderabad-based firm had noted that it would utilise the manufacturing plant of its wholly-owned unit, Chiron Behring, to add another 200 million doses of Covaxin.

India administered 63.09 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccination in a nationwide drive till Sunday morning, as per the data released by the Union Health Ministry. (With PTI inputs)

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