Although negotiations are still going on between the government and American company Moderna regarding compensation, but the company has offered to give booster shot vaccine in India from January 2022. Johnson & Johnson Company is also in talks with the Government of India regarding exemption in compensation. If the talks between the two are successful, then from the beginning of next year the vaccines of both the companies will be available in the country.
America will get 200 million doses of vaccine
At present talks are going on to buy 200 million doses of vaccine from America. These include 50 million doses of Pfizer vaccine and 70 million vaccines from Johnson & Johnson. Since Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine is a single dose, 140 million people can be vaccinated with this much vaccine. Apart from this, talks are also going on to buy 5 crore vaccines from Moderna. According to the news published in TOE, the Government of India has allocated a budget of 45 to 50 thousand crores for the vaccine in this financial year. Since the negotiations going on with American companies to buy the vaccine, they will all come to India from next year, so it will not have any effect on the current budget.
The first batch of vaccine may come soon to India
Recently America had given the idea of sending 80 million vaccines. If this vaccine is found soon, then it can be used in the country because indigenous companies are likely to accelerate vaccine manufacturing from the month of August. That is, after August, there will not be as much shortage of indigenous vaccine as it is now. A spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said that America has said to donate 25 million vaccines to India. We are waiting how many doses of vaccine America is sending under the first consignment. If it shipped sooner, we would be able to use it immediately. According to US officials, the vaccine that America is sending will be from Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson.
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