110 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine and 55 lakh doses of Covaxin vaccine are being procured: Health Secretary

Secretary, Ministry of Health, via PIB India:

Government has been pro-active and pre-emptive in addressing the needs of vaccination in the country.

In May, 2020 a task force was setup to encourage indigenous research & development in vaccines, pharmaceuticals & diagnostics

Vaccine scenario in India:

110 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine are being procured from Serum Institute and 55 lakh doses of Covaxin vaccine from Bharat Biotech

Key principles for COVID19 vaccination:

Ensure people’s participation

Utilize the experience of elections & universal immunization program

No compromise of existing healthcare services

No compromise on scientific and regulatory norms

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