Vaccinations began in India on January 16th. 1,390,592 people were vaccinated during the week (almost 200 thousand per day).
The country’s Ministry of Health notes that there are more and more people wishing to be vaccinated.
The Indian authorities plan to vaccinate 30 million people at the first stage — 10 million medical workers and 20 million employees at risk — police officers, military personnel, civil defense officials.
Further, persons over 50 years old and persons under the age of 50 years with concomitant diseases (about 270 million people in total) will be vaccinated.
India plans to vaccinate about 300 million people in six months.
At the first stage, vaccinations are given with two vaccines — this is the Covishield drug developed by the British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, as well as the Covaxin vaccine from the Indian company Bharat Biotech. Both vaccines are produced in India.
The other day in India, there was a fire at the largest vaccine production plant, killing five people.