India recorded more than 37 Lakh Covid-19 Vaccine jabs in the last 24 hours. With this India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crosses 38.7 Crore. Over 23 lakh people received their first dose and over 14 lakh people received their second dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours.
A total of 31.1 crore people have been given the first dose of the vaccine and a total of 7.6 crore people have received their second dose.
There is a worrying sign as India records a slowdown in the daily vaccination. The Cowin data of the week ending July 11 shows a huge drop in the doses administered every day. With somewhere around 34 lakh shots given each day, the average is similar to what India saw before the June 21st launch of the new vaccine programme.
Addressing a virtual meeting of chief ministers from the eight northeastern states, PM Narendra Modi said that in order to combat the third wave, the process of vaccination needs to be accelerated.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund announced on 13 July that Serum Institute of India will begin the production of the Russian-made Covid19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in September, with an annual production capacity of 300 million vaccine doses.
Top officials at the World Health Organization say there’s not enough evidence to show that the third dose of coronavirus vaccines are needed and appealed for the scarce shots to be shared with poor countries who have yet to immunize their people instead of being used by rich countries as boosters.
Member of Niti Aayog Dr. VK Paul said that the Vaccine production is rising gradually. It is a planned affair and with this increment, the vaccine is being made available and we have to implement the vaccine program