July 24, 2021

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Shortage of Covid Vaccine in India will Last for Months: Chief SII

“Amid the surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poona Walla revealed that the issue of vaccine shortage in India will last for months”

New Delhi: Amid surge in COVID-19 infections in the country, Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poona Walla revealed that the issue of vaccine shortage in India will last for months.

India is currently battling the second wave of deadly coronavirus. With over 3 lakh cases and record deaths, India’s current pandemic situation is the worst around the globe.

Amid the rising questions surrounding the supply of COVID-19 vaccine, Serum Institute of India (SII) chief Adar Poona Walla said that the production of COVID-19 vaccines is expected to increase in July.

As per a report in the Financial Times, SII chief revealed that in July this year, the production capacity of COVID-19 vaccine will increase from 70 million doses a month to about 100 million doses a month.

SII chief’s statement comes a couple of days after the country commenced its third vaccination drive on May 1, in which all those above the age of 18 years are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine dose.

While speaking on the situation in India, Adar Poona Walla also highlighted that the authorities did not expect the second wave of COVID-19 to be this deadly and this soon. Everybody really felt that India had started to turn the tide on the pandemic,” Poona Walla was quoted as saying.

 

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