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1.25 lakh Covishield, Covaxin doses arrive in Srinagar

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Srinagar: A total of 1.25 lakh COVID-19 vaccination doses in two shipments arrived in Srinagar on Saturday as jabs for age group 18-45 began in Jammu and Kashmir.

The first consignment of 75,000 doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin reached the Srinagar in 15 boxes this afternoon from Hyderabad, Srinagar Airport wrote on its Twitter handle.

In the 2nd consignment, 50,000 doses of Covishield of Serum Institute of India, Pune, landed at the airport at around 3:45 pm in the afternoon, the airport added.

The two consignments come on a day the J&K government said it is beginning the vaccination drive for people aged 18-45 years.

The vaccination will be subject to prior registration on CoWin online platform and not on walk-in basis.

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