Meghalaya receives second batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Last week, the state had received 35,000 doses for the first phase of the vaccination drive.
Meghalaya receives second batch of COVID-19 vaccines
Covishield Vaccine Consignement.(TNT Photo)

SHILLONG:

Another 35,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Meghalaya arrived at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati on Tuesday.

“The second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine touched down at the Guwahati Airport today. We are bringing the vaccines to Shillong, which will be stored at the Central Vaccine Store, Pasteur Institute,” a senior official of the Health and Family Welfare department said.

Last week, the state had received 35,000 vaccine doses for vaccination in the first phase.

Meanwhile, the second day of the vaccination drive was conducted successfully in ten facilities across the state.

“507 Healthcare workers (61 per cent of the target) were vaccinated, and there were no major adverse effects reported so far,” informed a senior health official.

“The third day of vaccination will be held tomorrow in five session sites of the state. The session sites will be decided based on the schedule of the health facilities,” he said.

The health official also stated that they are planning to propose more sites for carrying out the vaccination drives to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

(Edited by Andre Kongri)

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