COVID Vaccine, Jan 15: The first consignment of 32,000 doses of COVID19 vaccine arrived in Arunachal Pradesh in a vaccine van from Guwahati on Thursday, ahead of the countrywide inoculation drive to start on January 16, an official of the National Health Mission’s (NHM) said.

This first consignment is meant for defence personnel deployed in the state and the 23,505 frontline health workers.

The vaccines were dispatched from Itanagar to 25 districts of Arunachal Pradesh by road, NHMs state immunisation officer, Dr Dimong Padung, said.

There are more than 2,600 frontline health workers in the Capital Complex region alone, he said.

Details of those who would get the vaccine in the first phase are being uploaded on Co-WIN, a digital platform created for real-time monitoring of COVID19 vaccine delivery and distribution in Arunachal.