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Second batch of COVID vaccine arrived at Guwahati

Guwahati: The second batch of the COVID-19 vaccine reached at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (LGBI), Guwahati, on Wednesday.

A cargo flight of a private airline carrying 12,000 doses of indigenously developed ‘Covaxin’ reached today.

The consignment was shipped by Bharat Biotech and was handed over to state government officials within minutes of its arrival.

The LGBI Airport has been marked as the nodal point of distribution of vaccines for the Northeast and it is equipped to transport such consignments to the regional states.

The Assam health department has kept the vaccines at a state-run store and will start distribution of it soon. Assam will launch the vaccination programme on January 16 with priority to be given to healthcare and frontline workers.

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