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Government may start nationwide Covid-19 vaccination next week

Updated: January 6, 2021 12:10 pm

Government has said, based on the feedback of dry-run, the Government is ready to introduce COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days from date of emergency use authorisation. The DCGI on Sunday had announced the approval of two vaccines for restricted use in the country. Briefing media Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan noted that the final decision lies with the government.

The Secretary said, in any immunisation programme in India manufacturers first transport vaccines to four Primary Vaccine Stores across the country from where it is transported in bulk to 37 state vaccine stores and then to districts and finally to PHCs. Mr Bhushan said, the four primary vaccine stores called Government Medical Store Depot, GMSD located in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and there are 37 vaccine stores in the country. They store vaccines in bulk and distribute them further.

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