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India to get five more vaccines soon

India to get five more vaccines soon

Currently, India has two COVID-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin. While Covishield is the local version of Oxford-AstraZeneca manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, Covaxin is manufactured by Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research.

As per the sources, India will get five more vaccines by October this year. Around 20 vaccines are under clinical and pre-clinical stages in the country. There is a huge need for vaccines not just in the country but from across the world. Hence many pharmaceutical companies have been trying to develop effective and safe vaccines to fight against COVID-19.

In India also, many pharma companies are developing vaccines.

The first among these vaccines is the Russian’s Sputnik V vaccine, which is developed in the country in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. It may get the nod soon, i.e. by June.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has partnered with many pharmaceutical companies in India to produce on the large scale. The expected production capacity is 850 million doses in India.

The next COVID-19 vaccine Johnson and Johnson in collaboration with Biological E. It will be available by August. The vaccine of Zydus Cadila will also be available by August.

Novavax vaccine, in collaboration with Serum India, will be available by September.

Bharat Biotech is developing Intranasal Vaccine, which will be available by October.

Due to prevalent conditions, there is a need for COVID-19 vaccines. That’s why all these vaccines will be granted emergency use authorization. At the same time, safety and efficacy are the main concern, says the government.

Though the inoculation drive has been continuing in India, many states are reporting vaccine shortage. Some states, where there is a steep rise in coronavirus cases, are demanding to provide vaccines to all people irrespective of age. In this context, the development of additional vaccines and vaccine doses will certainly help meet the needs of the population.

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