Mumbai has received over 1.39 lakh lakhs doses of COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' from the Serum Institute of India (SII)early Wednesday morning, BMC said.
"A total of 1.39 lakh doses have been received for Mumbai from Serum Institute of India. All doses were received by the health department at Pune on Tuesday night and from there they were distributed to different cities and districts of Maharashtra," said the state health department.
The National Cold Chain Centre, Pune is the center point for Maharashtra where vaccines will be stored and then being distributed to different districts and Municipal Corporations by the health department, the department said.
The first consignment of 1,39,500 doses of Covishield vaccine arrived in Mumbai, earlier this morning. The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel. BMC has also created a centralised cold storage facility for vaccines in Kanjurmarg.
The vaccine was brought to Mumbai from Pune in a special vehicle of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
According to the BMC, the vaccine is being stored at the storage facility at F/South Ward Office situated in Parel.
The two COVID-19 vaccines, Coaxin and Covishield developed by Indian compes will be given free of cost to 3 crore people in the initial phase and the entire cost will be borne by the Centre.