Pune: The vaccine has received emergency permission from the Drug Controller General of India. It is against this backdrop that vaccines have been sent to the districts. Vaccination is scheduled for January 16. Out of the number of healthcare workers in the first phase, only 55 per cent of the beneficiaries have been provided with the vaccine by the state health department and only that number will be vaccinated. Presented by Archana Patil. There are about eight and a half lakh beneficiaries, 9 lakh 63 thousand from the Serum Institute and 20 thousand from Bharat Biotech for the state. The vaccine will be delivered to the planned departments by Wednesday night, where district vehicles will come and take the vaccine, he said. Patil mentioned.