This comes on the day when the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the Russian vaccine approval for restricted use in India.
This will be the second meeting within this week, in which they will examine issues related to COVID-19 cases and vaccinations.
According to the Health Ministry, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered crossed the 87-million mark on day 81 of the vaccination drive which began on January 16, 2021.
The WHO is “aware of vaccines being diverted and reintroduced into the supply chain, with no guarantee that cold chain has been maintained,” WHO chief said, adding that counterfeit vaccines have been sold on the internet, primarily on the dark web. There have also been reports of “criminal groups” reusing empty vaccine vials.
After receiving the first dose the Prime Minister also encouraged every eligible citizen to take the vaccine without any fear to hel the nation defeat COVID.
COVAX is an agreement that was conceptualised in April 2020 by the WHO, the European Commission, and France to provide innovative and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines.
Johnson & Johnson has prepared 4 million doses for the initial shipment and expected to ship more than 20 million doses by March, according to the company.
Many scientists believe Covid spreads in winters when people huddle together in confined spaces. Really? In India, Covid raged during the summers and mysteriously receded during the winters, and is now spreading again as we head towards summers. And Kerala is among the worst affected states despite not having severe winters.
Guleria said that the Prime Minister’s action will go a long way in helping the COVID vaccination drive in the country whose second phase has begun on Monday