Noting that states have been advised to organise vaccination sessions taking into account 10 percent reserve or wastage of doses and an average of 100 vaccinations per session per day, "any undue haste to organise unreasonable numbers of vaccination per site per day is not advised", it said.
Bhubaneswar: A day after the arrival of the first consignment of Covishield, another Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin also reached Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
Pune: Beneficiaries will be asked for consent before being given Bharat Biotech's Covaxin shot.
Reportedly, 20,000 doses of Covaxin, co-developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) reached the State Vaccine Store today.
According to the deal signed with the government on Wednesday, Bharat Biotech will supply 3.85 million doses to the Centre at ₹295 per doses, and also donate another 1.65 lakh doses to them for free. The movement of COVID-19 vaccines began on Tuesday morning.
However, the Hyderabad-based company did not provide details on how many doses of the vaccine were transported on Wednesday, and neither revealed its distribution plan for the 5.5 million doses it plans to send to the government by Thursday. "So we urge people to keep following COVID appropriate behaviour", he said. These shots are for folks who are 75-years-old or older.
The Health Ministry said that the full initial procurement amount of 1.65 crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines have been allocated to all states and Union Territories in the proportion of Health Care Workers (HCWs) database.
India's COVID-19 caseload increased to1,04,95,147 with 15,968 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll increased to1,51,529with 202 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.