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  News   Nation  13 Jan 2021  Covaxin shipped to 11 cities in India: Bharat Biotech

Covaxin shipped to 11 cities in India: Bharat Biotech

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jan 13, 2021, 4:52 pm IST
Updated Jan 13, 2021, 4:52 pm IST
Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday that it has successfully air-shipped its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 11 cities in India
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 Covid-19 vaccine

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday that it has successfully air-shipped its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin to 11 cities in India in the early hours and that it has donated 16.5 lakh doses to the centre.

The company also expressed its deepest gratitude to the nation, all clinical trial volunteers and its partners for making this a successful and milestone public-private partnership for the development of India's first Covid-19 vaccine, a press release said.

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After having received the government purchase order for 55 lakh doses, Bharat Biotech shipped the first batch of vaccines (each vial containing 20 doses) to Gannavaram (Vijayawada), Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bangalore, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai and Lucknow.

The inactivated vaccine is developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech's BSL-3 (Bio-Safety Level 3) biocontainment facility, one of its kind in the world.

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