Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers in India have got themselves covered with product obligation policies as the immunization drive has started. Health-workers rushed victory signs after being given coronavirus vaccines, while top officials sought to disperse fears about the shots as India kicked off one of the largest inoculation drives in the world on Saturday, setting in motion a complex plan to stem still rising infections across the nation of more than 1.3 billion people.
At hospitals and vaccination centers in major Indian cities — from Mumbai to New Delhi — a total of 224,301 people received vaccines over the weekend, according to data released by the federal health ministry. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the program with a speech addressing more than 3,300 centers across India, where the first shots were given.
India’s rollout is being closely watched as a test case for whether Covid-19 can be quickly tamed via vaccination in developing nations, where health and transportation networks are often disjointed. Officially, more than 10.5 million people have been infected with the disease in India, where it has also killed more than 150,000.
India has also granted an emergency-use license to the Serum Institute of India Ltd., which has partnered with AstraZeneca Plc to make at least one billion doses of their shot. Plans drawn up by India’s health ministry outline steps to vaccinate 300 million people in the first stage through August.
Well, we hope that vaccines are safe and everyone get successfully vaccinated.