We need 220 crore vaccine doses for the youth according to the latest estimates. If we can give a single doest to all the population by 6 months time we can arrest the 3rd wave of Corona.
8 companies are getting ready to manufacture around 300 crore doses of vaccine by the end of this year. In what may seem like the light at the end of the tunnel, the Government of India is planning on making way for on-demand vaccinations.
According to official sources from August, the citizens of the country would not have to register in advance or stand in long queues, and would simply be able to go and get vaccinated.
This is on account of the country aiming to have 8-10 vaccine companies at its disposal by August and to manufacture over 300 crore vaccine doses by the end of the year, a figure that is double the country population.
The sources also added that along with vaccines, the supplies for Remdesivir have also been ramped up to 3.5 lakh vials per month, and the import of Tocilizumab has been increased from 1,700 to 30,000 per month.
They stated there is no shortage of COVID medicines and diagnostic kits used for RTPCR, D-Dimer.
While the country is looking to ramp up production of Covishield and Covaxin, it is also in talks with companies like Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, and is expected to tie up with a deal and make the vaccines available in the next two months.