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As per reports Mumbai received over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) early Wednesday morning.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated that it received 1,39,500 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the SII around 5.30 am. Centralised cold storage facility is arranged for vaccines in Kanjurmarg.
Nearly 1.30 lakh health workers from Mumbai have registered for vaccination, according to BMC officials. A minimum of 100 people will be vaccinated against COVID-19 at a single centre. Each centre will have a team of five personnel who will verify the SMS sent to the person to be inoculated, her or his identity and administer the vaccine.
A massive pan-India inoculation drive against COVID-19 has been set in process with more than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities across.
The first batches of Covishield, the Serum Institute of India’s coronavirus vaccine was sent to various cities of the country four days ahead of the nationwide inoculation drive against COVID-19.