Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Air India carries first consignment of Bharat Biotech Covid vaccine from Hyderabad to Delhi

Hyderabad: After Serum Institute of India, the first consignment of the Covid-19 vaccines - Covaxin - developed by Bharat Biotech is being carried via flight from Hyderabad to Delhi on Wednesday, reported ANI.

They are being carried by carrier airline Air India.

Covishield and Covaxin, the two Covid-19 vaccines which have received Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) have been tested on thousands of people and side-effects are negligible, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul said on Tuesday.

He noted that the two 'are safest of the vaccines'.

The first phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive is scheduled to start from January 16.

13/01/21 Times of India

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