The Narendra Modi led central government plans to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination process to one crore vaccinations per day from mid-July or August, Times of India has reported.
This is expected to be aided by higher production volumes of Covaxin and Covishield, along with local production of Sputnik V vaccine.
As per National Covid-19 Task Force Chairman N K Arora, in a matter of two months the number of vaccinations will go up remarkably.
“By August, we will have 20-25 crore vaccine doses per month. We are aiming to vaccinate 1 crore people every day,” Arora said.
As per estimates, approximately 20 crore vaccine doses are expected to be supplied in July - with 10 crore doses of Covishield, 7.5 crore doses of Covaxin and 2.5 crore doses of Sputnik V.
The centre is also looking to add more Covid-19 vaccination sites by tapping into the existing network of 1 lakh child immunisation centres.
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