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Covishield vaccine’s very first consignment reached Bengaluru from the Serum Institute of India in Pune on Tuesday morning ahead of the commencement of COVID-19 vaccination in India starting from January 16.
Karnataka will be getting 7.95 lakh vials of Covid vaccine in the first consignment and it will be stored in the government storage facility near Anand Rao circle, said Health & Medical Education Minister Dr K. Sudhakar on Tuesday. “Each dose of vaccine contains 0.5 ml and each vial contains 10 doses of vaccines.
Second dose should be given 28 days after the first dosage. Vaccine will generate resistance power in the body and it is safe,” he added.
According to the minister, ‘Not for sale’ is being written over the vial to avoid misuse. Health warriors will get the vaccine on priority. All guidelines will be followed while giving the vaccine. Every person who is vaccinated will be kept under observation for 30 minutes after vaccination, Sudhakar explained.