First Batch of Covid-19 Vaccine Arrives in Kashmir; Health workers to Receive First Shots

Kashmir valley on Wednesday received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine. Three thousand people, predominantly healthcare workers, are expected to receive the first vaccine shots across J&K when vaccination drive commences across India on January 16. Mubashir Khan/GK

A health official confirmed that they received the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine adding the department has already done groundwork and mock drills for administering the first doses on January 16. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
State Immunisation Officer, Dr Qazi Haroon said that they have arranged choppers to take vaccines to far off places in J&K like Gurez, Tanghdar Karnah and by Friday they will start the vaccination process along with the entire country on Saturday. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
India has authorised two Covid-19 vaccines – indigenous Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and the Oxford-AstraZeneca & Serum Institute of India vaccine Covishield for emergency use.
Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon with officials saying that the first dose will be given to healthcare workers.
Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK