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26,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Dimapur Airport today; Roll-out from Jan 16th

26,500 doses of COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Dimapur Airport; To roll-out from Jan 16th

Kohima, January 14 (NEx): Nagaland received, 26500 doses of COVID-19 vaccination from the Government of India, today, January 14, 2021. Along with the nation, Nagaland will roll out the first phase of Vaccination on January 16, 2021.

Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said that the first phase of the Covishield vaccine has arrived today at Dimapur Airport. We have received 26,500 doses from Government of India and Nagaland will join the Nation in rolling out the first phase of the vaccination on January 16, 2021, – informed Pangnyu Phom.

The Health Minister will ‘flag off” the vaccines to districts this evening at the Directorate of Health and Family welfare, Kohima.

‘The vaccines will be transported to the districts under security protection. Health care workers and frontline workers shall be the first to receive the vaccine,’ Pangnyu added.

The Health Minister also expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi and the Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.

Earlier, the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, reported that a total of 19,690 health workers have been registered for vaccination in the first phase and a total of 1,206 session sites have been identified for the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the state.

The Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Amardeep Bhatia, IAS on Wednesday stated that the 26,500 COVID vaccines will be administered to Central and State health workers and the State police during the vaccination drive, which is set to roll-out on January 16th, 2021.

He also informed that the vaccine will be administered in two doses and will take effect only after 14 days after the second dose. He stated that people will need to keep following the COVID appropriate behaviour till the period is completed.