SunstarTV Bureau: According to Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakhash Javadekar report India has approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, today.
It is the first Covid-19 vaccine to be approved for emergency use by India, which has the highest number of infections after the United States.
India is perhaps the only country where four vaccines are getting ready. Serum’s Covishield was yesterday approved for emergency use: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. pic.twitter.com/IelEQP6VZK
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
At least three more vaccines were waiting in line to be approved. Javaswkar, mentioned, “India is perhaps the only country where at least four vaccines are getting ready, one was approved yesterday for emergency use, Serum’s COVISHIELD.”
India has reported more than 10 million Covid-19 cases, though its rate of infection has come down significantly from a mid-September peak. The country hopes to inoculate 300 million of its 1.35 billion people in the first six to eight months of 2021.