56.5 lakh doses of COVID19 vaccines were packed to be transported to parts of Maharashtra from Serum Institute in Pune for the first phase of the inoculation drive.

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Covishield vaccines were loaded into temperature-controlled trucks and transported to 12 locations in Maharashtra, including Mumbai.

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Kool-ex Cold Chain Ltd in Pune was responsible for transporting the vaccines.

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Covishield vaccines need to be stored at a temperature of 2°C to 8°C, hence the need for temperature controlled trucks.

The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel, reported Mumbai's civic body, BMC.

COVID19 vaccines will be then distributed across 72 inoculation centres across Mumbai.

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1.3 lakh health workers have registered to be inoculated in the first phase which will begin on 16th January.

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