India has recorded more than 45 Lakh Covid-19 Vaccine jabs in the last 24 hours. With this India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 35.75 Crore. According to the CoWin portal, a total of 28.76 crore people have been given the first dose of the vaccine and a total of 6.4 crore people have received their second dose. Ever since the government changed its policy, the country administered 1.86 crore more doses to the 18-44 age group from June 21 to July 3, compared to the June 8-20 period.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, flagging off the CoWIN Global Conclave said that vaccination is the best hope for humanity to emerge from the pandemic successfully and noted that India decided to adopt a completely digital approach for the exercise.
Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is likely to reach India this week. Health officials expect Moderna vaccines to reach hospitals by July 15 for administration. Moderna’s vaccine will be the fourth COVID-19 jab to be available in India after Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V.
Centre’s Covid-19 working group’s Chairman, Dr. NK Arora has said that amid the massive demand and need of the Covid-19 vaccine in the country, the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine will soon be made available for free at government-run vaccination centres across India. With this, the Sputnik V will become the third Covid-19 vaccine in India to be available for free of cost after Covishield and Covaxin.