The increased pace of corona vaccination has raised the hope of complete vaccination ahead of time.Till Monday, 64 crore doses of the vaccine have been given in the country.The target is to provide a total of 188 crore doses to 94 crore adults by December 31.Health ministry officials are hopeful that this target will be achieved ahead of time with the increased supply of the vaccine.The increased supply of vaccines in the month of August is behind the achievement of the target of early vaccination.
Record of vaccination was also made in one day
A senior health ministry official said that in the month of August, about 180 million doses were estimated to be supplied from both Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech.Both the companies ensured the supply of two crore doses more than the estimate.Due to this, more than 170 million doses of the vaccine have been successful between August 1 and 30.On the strength of the increased availability of vaccine, a record of more than one crore doses was also set in the country in a day.
States have five crore doses left
The biggest thing is that even after applying so many doses, about five crore doses are left with the states.Whereas in the month of July, a total of 13.45 crore doses could be given.According to a senior Health Ministry official, the month of September can prove to be important in the vaccination campaign.The supply of vaccine has started from Bharat Biotech's Ankleshwar plant.With this, its Bangalore unit is working at full capacity.
Zydus Cadila's vaccine also raised hopes
At the same time, due to the emergency use of Zydus Cadila's vaccine, it can also be included in the vaccination campaign.By the way, it is expected that the vaccination of children suffering from serious diseases will be started with the vaccine of Zydus Cadila.For this, the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) is awaited.Steps will be taken in this regard after getting the recommendation.
Supply of more than 25 crore doses may start
The Ministry of Health believes that more than 250 million doses can be supplied from Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute in the month of September.With this, the figure of more than 90 crore doses can be crossed by the end of September in the country.After this, to achieve the target of complete vaccination, less than 100 crore doses will be required in the three months of October, November and December, while the supply of vaccine is expected to be much more.
Biological e can also apply
The senior official said that in the month of September, the biological e company can apply for permission for emergency use of its vaccine.After getting permission for his vaccine, there may be a sharp increase in the supply of vaccines from October.The Central Government has already given an advance of 30 crore doses to Biological E.The company has also promised to supply it by December.A senior official said that in view of all the preparations, between one and one and a half crore doses are expected to be supplied daily from October.