First flight carrying COVID-19 vaccine to Kerala lands in Kochi

Thiruvananthapuram: The first flight carrying COVID-19 vaccines for the first phase of vaccination in Kerala has arrived at the Kochi airport on Wednesday.

Kerala will get 4,33,500 doses of Covishield vaccine, which has been developed by the U.K-based Oxford University and pharma major AstraZeneca and is being manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India.

The vaccine at Thiruvananthapuram will arrive on an Indigo flight around 6 pm.

The vaccine will be given to health workers in the first phase. It is said that a total of 3,62,875 health workers have registered for vaccination in the first phase. 100 people will be vaccinated in a day at the 133 vaccination centres that have set up as part of the vaccination drive. Asianet Online