Last Updated : Aug 18, 2020 02:12 PM IST
What you need to know about the vaccine’s manufacturing and pricing
With over a year since the first cases of COVID-19 outbreak were reported in Wuhan, China, the pandemic has left nearly two million dead and a rapidly increasing count of positive cases. India has reported around 28 million cases, and 3,29,100 deaths. The pandemic has caused deaths, destroyed lives and ravaged economies, including India. India is in the midst of a second wave, so a quick rollout of COVID-19 vaccine has become imperative to contain the pandemic and enable a faster economic recovery. India had launched COVID-19 vaccination on January 16. The government plans to cover all citizens above 18 years from May 1. So far 213 million doses of vaccine have been administered.