TN CM launches jab drive says he too will get vaccinated News Today
| Saturday | 16th January, 2021
Madurai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today launched the first phase of Covid vaccination drive across the State and said he and his family members too would get vaccinated.
The vaccination drive was launched at 166 centres in Tamilnadu including government and private hospitals .
The Chief Minister said both the vaccines–Covishield manufactured by the Serum Institute of India and Covaxin developed and manufactured by Bharat Biotech–will be used in the State.
Palaniswami said the State had received 556500 doses of vaccines including 536500 doses of Covishield and 20000 doses of Covaxin.
In Chennai the vaccination was launched at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and its Dean Therani Rajan took the first vaccine jab.
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