Pune: The first batches of Covishield, produced by Serum Institute of India (SII), has left Pune to be taken to different parts of the country.
Reports said three trucks carrying Covishield vaccine reached Pune International Airport from Serum Institute of India’s facility in the early hours of Tuesday to be shipped to different areas of the country.
The Centre has already declared that the coronavirus vaccination will start on January 16. The first flight, which left for Delhi Airport, is slated to reach the national capital on Tuesday morning.
The consignment left in three temperature-controlled trucks and pooja was performed before vehicles left the facility. The government has committed to purchase 4.5 crore more doses of Covishied from Serum Institute of India at Rs 200 per dose plus GST by April.