First batch of COVID-19 vaccine reaches Kashmir: Officials

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SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir on Monday received first batch of its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday. Officials added that the first dose will be given to health care workers.

He added that vaccination will be started on 16th of January across India and also in J&K for which health department has already done ground work and mock drills.

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Officials said that 2.5 lakh vaccines reached Kashmir on Monday, however, as traffic has been suspended along Srinagar-Jammu highway, so it take one day more in reaching here.

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More vaccines are expected in coming weeks, which would be used to vaccinate after this lot.

It is pertinent to mention that the first phase of the drive will cover 30 crore people in India.

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