India seeks up to 500 mln coronavirus vaccine doses by July - (This is Money via NewsPoints Desk)

  • India health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the country hopes to receive up to 500 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by July to inoculate about 250 million people, as reported This is Money.

  • "There is a high-level expert body going into all aspects of vaccines," Vardhan noted, adding that "our rough estimate and the target would be to receive and utilise 400 to 500 million doses covering (200 million to 250 million) people by July 2021."

  • India has set up committees to look into various aspects of the vaccine supply chain, while obtaining commitments from manufacturers to ensure the maximum doses are available, Vardhan said.

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