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135 Crores COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Available Between August and December: Centre to SC

The information was presented to the apex court in an affidavit filed in the suo moto cases of the COVID-19 management that have been initiated by the court.  

A beneficiary reacts as she receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, at Patliputra Sport Complex in Patna, Sunday, June 27, 2021. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday (June 27) told Supreme Court that a total of 135 crores COVID-19 vaccine doses wi8ll be available between September and December. The information was presented to the apex court in an affidavit filed in the suo moto cases of the COVID-19 management that have been initiated by the court.

In the affidavit, the government said that out of the total figure, 50 crores doses will be of AstraZeneca’s Covishield which is being manufactured by the Scrum Institute of India, 40 crores doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and 10 crores will be of Russia’s Sputnik V.

The government also informed the court that Biological E will supply 30 crores doses of their vaccine.

The final five crores vaccines will be given by Zydus Cadila who is developing the world’s first COVID-19 DNA Vaccine.

Read More: Coronavirus Vaccination Update: India Crosses 32.1 Crore Inoculations on June 26

India’s vaccination drive crossed the 30-crore mark on Wednesday with the current figures standing at  32,17,60,077.

As the new phase of universalisation of coronavirus vaccination commenced from June 21, in a landmark achievement, 88.09 lakh vaccine doses were administered on the first day of the new phase beginning June 21

This was also the highest single-day number of jabs in the world.

The government has said that it will inoculate every citizen by the end of 2021.

Currently, there are only three vaccines that are being used in the inoculation drive which are Covishield, Covaxin, and Sputnik V.

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With inputs from ANI

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