Serum Will Launch 4 Cr Covid-19 Vaccines By January; Free Vaccine For These 30 Crore Indians
The entire world is eagerly waiting for the vaccine for the COVID-19 disease, so that we can resume living normally.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has now announced that 4 crore vaccines will be handed out by January.
However, there is a list of priority persons who will receive the vaccine first.
Read on to find out all the details!
Serum Institute Of India To Launch 4 Crore COVID-19 Vaccines By January 2021
The Serum Institute of India has 4 crore doses of the coronavirus vaccine at the ready and will be available by January. In a release, the company has said, “SII has already manufactured 40 million doses of the vaccine, under the at-risk manufacturing and stockpiling license from DCGI.”
The CEO of Serum Institute, Adar Poonawala has said that the vaccine for the coronavirus disease will be available in India by January 2021.
However, this is subject to approvals from regulatory bodies. SII and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) will be attempting to make this product available in India at the earliest.
SII and ICMR had announced that the phase-3 clinical trials for the vaccine were completed. The vaccine wil be called Covishield. As of now, SII and ICMR are conducting phase 2 and phase 3 of the clinical trial of Covishield at 15 different centers all throughout India.
These 30 Crore Indians To Receive Vaccine First And Free Of Cost
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan had directed all states to create a list of priority beneficiaries. As per reports, these people will receive the vaccine first and it will also be given free of cost.
- One crore health professionals: Doctors, nurses, ASHA workers and MBBS students will be included in the priority list of people who will receive the vaccine.
- Two crore frontline workers: This will include municipal corporation workers, police personnel, and personnel working in the armed forces.
- Twenty-six crore people who are beyond 50 years of age: The COVID-19 disease has been known to infect aged people more; hence, the people above the age of 50 will be included in the priority groups.
- One crore special category people: This will include people with co-morbidities.