SII, Bharat Biotech delivered 40-50 million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine in August

Bharat Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine

Bharat Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine

Shipments of Covishield and Covaxin, the main Covid-19 vaccines used in India, dropped from 40 million doses to 50 million doses in August, helping the government accelerate its nationwide vaccination campaign and deliver a dose to more than a third of the population. could provide. could handle it.The Serum Institute of India, maker of Covishield, produced 150 million doses last month and is expected to maintain that level until September, knowledgeable people told Moneycontrol.

The Pune-based company produced 110 to 120 million cans in July. At this production rate, the serum institute's production will exceed one billion doses per year by December, local residents said.With government officials pointing to a possible narrowing of the gap between two doses of Covishield by 84 days in the coming days, demand for Covishield is expected to increase.“


We are always working towards raising production but we can’t discuss numbers,” set a person with knowledge of developments at serum Institute, asking not to be identified Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech has been working to increase capacity, increase production and deliver 21 million doses of Covaxin to the government by August, people familiar with the matter said.Bharat Biotech did not respond to inquiries regarding this matter.
 

The Hyderabad-based company announced earlier this week that it had begun commercial use of vaccines from its Ankleshwar unit in Gujarat. Bharat Biotech has already installed production lines at its locations in Hyderabad, Malur, Bengaluru and Pune and the addition of Ankleshwar will increase its production capacity of Covaxin. The company also receives bulk drugs from state vaccine maker Indian Immunologicals Ltd. Last month.Last month, the government approved the emergency use of Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D vaccine for people 12 years and older, making it the sixth use in India's vaccination campaign.Zydus expects 10 million doses of the vaccine to be ready by October.

The vaccine should be taken in three doses.In addition to ZyCoV-D, large deliveries of the Russian vaccine Sputnik-V are due to hit the market by the end of September. The government has also approved emergency vaccines for Covid-19 developed by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. India has delivered more than 665 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to date - 582 million doses of Covishield, or 87% of the total, and about 80 million doses of Covishield, according to CoWIN, the online vaccination management and monitoring platform. Campaign. Covaxin.The government announced on September 2 that more than 47.8 million cans were still unused and available in the states and Union Territories.In India, as of August 31, 36.4% of the population had been vaccinated with a single dose and 10.8% were fully vaccinated.

Monthly vaccine production capacity is expected to increase to approximately 360 million doses by the end of the year, according to a report by CARE Ratings. While India now vaccinates an average of more than 5 million people a day, the country needs at least 2 billion doses of vaccine to supply the entire population.“The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to states and Union Territories for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on September 2.As part of the national vaccination campaign, the central government provides the free EU countries and areas with 75% of the locally produced vaccines.

Sources:- money control 

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