A day after Serum Institute of India’s Covishield was transported to 13 different cities in India from Pune, a consignment of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin from Hyderabad has landed at the Delhi airport.
The consignment from Bharat Biotech was carried by Air India on AI 559 from Hyderabad to Delhi on Wednesday at 0640 hours.
On Tuesday, the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ arrived at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from Pune.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra has received over 9 lakh lakhs doses of COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covishield’ from SII.
Covishield and Covaxin, the two COVID-19 vaccines which have received Emergency Use Authorisation (EAU) have been tested on thousands of people and side-effects are negligible, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said on Tuesday adding that the two “are safest of the vaccines”.
“Both the vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin) have been authorized for emergency use and there should be no doubt about their safety. They…