Vaccine Supplies Continue To Surge,  13.5 Crore Doses To Be Available In July: GovtCovaxin Covid-19 vaccine (Pic Via Twitter)

In a big boost for the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive, about 13.5 crore doses of vaccines or even more will be made available in the coming month of July as manufacturers continue to ramp up production, reports Indian Express.

April-May saw the manufacturers augment their manufacturing capacities. They are said to have completed this process of capacity expansion by almost 50 per cent and are expected to complete the remaining capacity expansion by end of June. Thus, the result of the same will begin to show in July, and especially in August.

The ramp-up in the production of Covaxin is likely to show an effect from August onwards, though as many as 2.5 crore doses will be made available in the country by Bharat Biotech in July alone.

It should be noted that starting tomorrow, the Centre will begin to exclusively procure and distribute vaccines to the States free of cost to administer them to everyone above 18 years of age.

The development gains significance as it comes at a time when the nation has been witnessing a gradual slowdown in the spread of COVID-19 cases following the second wave's surge.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber