Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said that the corona vaccine will be available in the country by the end of this month or in January next month and it will be approved for emergency use.
After this, the vaccination program will start in the country within a week. He said that India has two to three vaccine options, due to which its availability will be sufficient. The AIIMS director explained that the entire country does not need to be vaccinated, as the coronavirus chain can be broken after vaccinating 50 to 60 percent of the population.
In a way, herd immunity will be created, after which there will be no need for vaccines. He informed that the Phase III trial of the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech vaccine is going on. It should be available by the end of this month and its emergency use should be approved at the beginning of the new year.
In India, the vaccine manufactured in Russia is also undergoing trials. It can also be approved by February so that we have more options and higher doses will be available. The distribution chain has to be prepared so that vaccines can be delivered to every city and village. Immunization training is in progress.
A list is being prepared with the state for the people who will be vaccinated first. After the first dose, the second dose will be given after three weeks, preparations are also being made for that so that the second dose is not missed.