Vaccine of all doses should be shipped before 14 January. Shipping, price, registration. Since Bharat Biotech also provides a large amount of free doses, the per-dose cost is about ₹206 per dose.
Approximately 54.72 lakh vaccine doses received in multiple vaccine stores in 13 cities across the country a day after the government placed orders to buy vaccines ahead of the drive scheduled to start on January 16. The shipping process will begin today and tomorrow as 1.1 crore shots of Covishield and 55 lakh shots of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech will be received by January in total.
Cities which have already received vaccine shots
Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Chandigarh and Mumbai.
Vaccine centres in states/UTs
There are four general medical stores department at Karnal, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai. All states have at least one state-level regional vaccine store. Among states, which have more than one state-level regional vaccine stores include Uttar Pradesh (9), Madhya Pradesh (4), Gujarat (4), Kerala (3), J&K (2), Karnataka (2) and Rajasthan (2).
The government is buying 1.1 crore doses of the Oxford vaccine. Pune’s Serum Institute of India developed VACCINATION, known as Covishield in India. Each dose, including the GST, costs ~210. It will cost ~ 231 crore for the first order. The Centre also provides 55 lakh doses of Covaxin, produced by Bharat Biotech, which is cost-free with 16.5 lakh doses. Excluding taxes, the other 38.5 lakh doses cost ~₹295. But since they often have a large amount of free-of-cost doses, the cost per dose is about ₹206 pe.
There won’t be any registration for healthcare workers who will be inoculated in the first step starting from 16 January. The Co-WIN app website (cowin.gov.in) launched, but only for pre-registered users.
The PTI news agency has announced that Bharat Biotech has not disclosed the list of centres where it is sending its vaccine doses. However, Air India transported the first consignment of Covaxin from Hyderabad Delhi is one of the destinations since to Delhi is being . The health department has explained that there will be no chance for healthcare staff to choose between Covishield or Covaxinin in the first stage.