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Harsh Vardhan: India May Get More Than One COVID-19 Vaccine By 2021

India will have COVID-19 vaccine early next year from more than one source: Harsh Vardhan

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that India is likely to have a vaccine against the coronavirus by early next year. He further added that it would possibly come from more than one source. The Health Minister made this statement during a meeting with the Group of Ministers.

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We’re expecting that early next year we should have vaccine in the country from maybe more than one source. Our expert groups are formulating strategies to plan on how to roll out the distribution of the vaccine in the country,” News agency ANI tweeted quoting Harsh Vardhan.

He said expert groups are formulating strategies to roll out the distribution of the vaccine in the country.

COVID-19 vaccines currently in trial in India are 2 doses and 3 dose vaccines. Vaccine by the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech require 2 Doses while the Cadila Healthcare vaccine requires 3 Doses. For other vaccines in preclinical stages, the dosing is being tested.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 71,75,880 on Tuesday as the country reported 55,342 new infections in 24 hours. The country’s toll stands at 1,09,856 with active cases at 8,38,729. The country’s recovery rate is 86.78% and the mortality rate stood at 1.53%. India stands second as the worst affected nation after the United States of America.

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