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‘Cant show laxity’: Health Ministry warns ahead of vaccination drive

Jan 12, 2021 18:38 IST

Addressing a press briefing, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the Covid-19 situation is worrisome around the world and India can’t show laxity even though daily new cases are declining in the country. Ahead of the nationwide vaccination roll-out from January 16, Bhushan highlighted that the Centre was working in close collaboration with all states and Union Territories (UTs) for vaccine roll-out preparedness. He also said government of India agreed to procure 110 lakh Covishield vaccine doses from Serum Institute of India (SII) at Rs 200/dose and 55 lakh doses of Covaxin to be from Bharat Biotech(BBIL), of which 38.5 lakh doses priced at Rs 295/dose. He reiterated that there should be no doubt about the safety of the vaccines

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