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Covid-19 vaccine programme to cowl over 25 cr folks by July 2021: Harsh Vardhan – Home Health Choices

NEW DELHI: The authorities plans to cowl roughly 25 crore residents by July 2021 below its Covid-19 vaccine programme, Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan stated on Sunday.

The authorities, the minister stated, has set a goal of receiving and utilising 400 to 500 million doses of the vaccine on this interval.

“Our government is working round the clock to ensure that there is a fair and equitable distribution of vaccines, once they are ready. Our utmost priority is how to ensure vaccine for each and everybody in the country,” the minister stated.

The minister earlier this week had stated Covid-19 vaccine is more likely to be accessible by the primary quarter of 2021.

Serum Institute of India has already pleged to make as much as 200 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for poorer international locations, together with India, subsequent yr, because the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI vaccines alliance have doubled their funding, the corporate stated on Tuesday.

The additional funds will assist Serum increase manufacturing of the vaccine candidates from AstraZeneca Plc and Novavax Inc, for supply below the COVAX scheme as early as the primary half of 2021.

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