Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla said that it will take up to 2-3 years for vaccinating all people in India. – India is currently using Covaxin and Covishield as a vaccine against Covid-19. Russian Vaccine Sputnik V just arrived in Hyderabad. This vaccine also available for Indian People as a vaccine against corona virus. In India there were totally 18,44,53,149 got their first dose of Covid vaccine, among them 4,20,24,922 were completed their second dosage.
In this situation, Serum CEO Adhar Poonawalla said that taking account of India’s population it takes for up to 2 to 3 years to vaccinate all people India. Some countries may have completed vaccinating entire population in two or three months but these countries don’t have such large population as in India. Now, the corona cases were increased in India drastically and the need also Increased. But vaccinating all people in India is a great challenge said Serum CEO.
Serum Institute has exported Covaxin in January at that time the corona cases were low in India and vaccination was just started at the time.Adar Poonawalla informed that SII never exported vaccines at the cost of the people in India. Also said that in January 2021 we had a large stockpile of vaccine doses. Our vaccination drive had started successfully and the number of daily cases being recorded were at an all-time low. At that stage, most people including health experts believed that India was turning the tide on the pandemic.
“We would like to reiterate that we have never exported vaccines at the cost of the people in India and remain committed to do everything we can support the vaccination drive in the country,” Poonawalla said.