Exports from October under the ‘Covax’ program
The World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia’s decision to resume the supply of corona vaccine to the world and thanked India. Under the CoVAX program, India plans to resume vaccine exports from October.
The Covax scheme was undertaken to ensure that the global supply of vaccines to all countries was at the same level. India has decided to resume vaccine supply under this program. Ghebresus, head of the World Health Organization, said in a tweet that the decision by Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia to start exporting vaccines for the Kovacs program from October was commendable. The move, taken to meet the 40 per cent vaccination target by the end of the year, is important for vaccine equality.
“In the fourth quarter of 2021, we will resume the supply of excess corona vaccines to the world,” Mandavia announced on Monday.
The supply will be provided under the global initiative CoVAX under the vaccine program. The remaining vaccine quantities will be exported after vaccinating our citizens. Regarding vaccine production, he had said that 30 crore doses of corona vaccine would be available in October. 100 crore vaccines will be available in October-December. So far, 82.65 crore vaccines have been distributed in India.