The government said on Sunday that almost 120 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be available for household use in June. This is a huge increase from the 79.4 million doses available in May.
India has given out around 212 million doses, the third-highest number behind China and the United States, although just around 3% of its 1.35 billion citizens have received the required two doses.
India reported the lowest daily increase in new coronavirus infections in 46 days on Sunday, with 165,553 cases recorded in the preceding 24 hours and 3,460 deaths. More than 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccinations, including those from the two local makers, would likely be available in India between August and December this year, according to a top government expert.
A severe scarcity of vaccinations has been observed in several Indian states, causing several locations, including the capital New Delhi, to re-prioritize persons aged 45 and up. The central government will make 60.9 million doses accessible to states for vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers, as well as people over 45 years old, in June, while 58.6 million doses will be accessible for direct purchase by states and private institutions, according to the announcement.
Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, as well as the AstraZeneca vaccine developed locally at the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Covaxin created by local business Bharat Biotech, have lately begun to be distributed in India.