Thursday, January 21, 2021

Second lot of Covid-19 vaccine reaches LBS airport

Varanasi: The second consignment of the vaccine against Covid-19 reached the district on Wednesday while the district administration and health department officials remained busy in finalizing preparations for the second round of vaccination to be conducted on Friday, Januray 22.

The consignment, containing 1,77,500 doses of the vaccine in 15 boxes reached LBS International Airport by a Vistara flight at 11.40am and was taken to the regional drugs warehouse amidst tight security arrangements. The officials started dispatching the share of each of 14 districts of Varanasi, Prayagraj, Mirzapur and Azamgarh divisions by late evening.

Talking to TOI, the district magistrate Kaushal Raj Shrama said, “With the arrival of the second lot of the vaccine, the district has now the stock for vaccinating 18,000 beneficiaries. As per the schedule finalised for vaccination, the next round of vaccination will be conducted on January 22 (Friday), 28 and 29. The number of sites and sessions for vaccination has been finalised with a target of administering Covid-19 vaccine to 3,000 on Friday while 7,500 beneficiaries will be covered on January 28 and 29, each.

21/01/21 Times of India

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