A consignment of COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield arrived at Kochi airport from Serum Institute of India, Pune on January 13. Vaccine consignments were shifted to Ernakulam General Hospital. SII had dispatched vaccines across India on January 12. So far several states including Karnataka, New Delhi, Telangana, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have received the Covisheild vaccine. First phase of COVID vaccination is scheduled to begin from Jan 16.