Wednesday, 13 January 2021
The state had set a target of vaccinating 50,000 health workers on the first day and urged health workers not to hesitate to take the vaccine on January 16.
The state was allocated around 9.6 lakh Serum Institute of India (SII) Covishield vaccine doses and 20,000 Bharat Biotech Covaxin vaccine doses on Tuesday. The state received the doses from SII on Tuesday evening at Pune regional vaccine store. Distribution is to be done to all sites by state health officials and each of the 511 vaccination centres will have a batch of 100 health workers enrolled for vaccination, he said.
“There is no need to be afraid as it is a safe vaccine,” he said. He added that precautions will be taken to tackle adverse reactions, if any. He said he had told health workers to focus on keeping a special tab on adverse reactions. The state expects 16 lakh doses in the coming months.