Some Covid-19 vaccine may get licensed in next few weeks: Health Ministry raises hope

Vaccination cannot just be a State’s or the Centre’s responsibility, it has to be people’s participation, said Union Health Ministry Secretary

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New Delhi: In a major development, the Union Health Ministry has raised hopes by saying that potential coronavirus vaccine candidates may get emergency use license in India in the next few weeks.

Addressing a press conference on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed that  Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech have applied to Emergency Use Approval. PM has interacted with all vaccine manufacturers and scientists and 6 vaccine candidates are in the clinical trial stage in India.

Some of the vaccine candidates may get licensed in the next few weeks, he announced.

Once we get a green signal from our scientists, we’ll launch a massive production of the vaccine. We’ve made all the preparations & drawn an outline to ramp up production of vaccine & to make it available to each & every person in the shortest possible time, Union Health Secretary further added

“Three vaccine candidates are under consideration of the regulator for licensing. Very active consideration is going on. There is hope that early licensure is possible in respect of all of them or any one of them,” said the ministry.

Vaccination cannot just be a State’s or the Centre’s responsibility, it has to be people’s participation, said Union Health Ministry Secretary

There are around 2.39 lack vaccinators (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife-ANM) across the country. Only 1.54 lakh ANMs to be used for COVID19 vaccination. COVID19 vaccination drive to have minimal impact on routine health services including routine immunisation, informed Health Ministry

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