India’s biggest vaccine rollout begins as SII ships 55 lakh doses


Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad, the four major regional depots for Covid-19 vaccines, received their quantum of Covishield doses within 10 hours since their dispatch began from the SII premises at 4.30am on Tuesday. Overall, 55 lakh of the total 1.1 crore doses were dispatched from the SII premises till 5pm on Tuesday, officials confirmed. “The transport exercise for the remaining doses will continue till Wednesday evening,” a senior SII official said.