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35,000 doses of ‘Covishield’ reach Meghalaya, vaccination drive from Jan 16

SHILLONG: Meghalaya’s Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma today announced that as many as 35,000 Serum Institute-developed ‘Covishield’ COVID-19 shots have reached the state. Along with the rest of the country, the vaccination drive in Meghalaya will also commence from January 16.

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The consignment arrived yesterday from Pune amid preparations for what is expected to be the world’s largest vaccination drive. A Spicejet freighter ferried over 730 Kg of cargo in 20 boxes having vaccine doses to be distributed for Assam and Meghalaya. The cargo boxes were received by the AAI cargo wing (Airports Authority of India Cargo Logistic and Allied Services Company Ltd.) AAICLAS, at the domestic cargo complex, Guwahati Airport.

“35,000 doses of #Covishield have arrived safely at the State Vaccination Center, Shilllong. This will set in motion the world’s biggest vaccination effort from 16th Jan, 2021.11 sites have been identified across #Meghalaya for the launch event,” the Chief Minister wrote in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Assam has received the second consignment of Covid-19 vaccines that landed at LGBI airport in Guwahati by flight no. INDIGO 6E-6538, Hyderabad to Guwahati.

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