Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Saturday that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available near the Hindu festival ‘Makar Sankranti’ in the state, which will be celebrated on 14 January.
Speaking at an event here, he said, “We started a campaign against COVID-19 under Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2020 and earlier this year we can firmly say that the vaccine’s dry run will take place on 5 January. The vaccine will be available in and around Makar Sankranti.”
The Chief Minister said that vaccine drought is being organized at some places in the state on Saturday.
Adityanath was speaking while laying the foundation stone of Advocate Bhavan in the Collectorate premises here on Saturday.
On Friday, the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) recommended permission for the restricted emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine covishield being produced by the Serum Institute of India. For the roll-out of the first COVID-19 to be held in the country in the next few days.