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Apollo Hospitals to administer 20 million vaccine doses by September, 'Sputnik V to be available from June 2nd week'

Apollo Hospitals has so far administered 1 million vaccine doses across 80 locations in the country, and plans to ramp up the immunisation programme from June onwards.

May 27, 2021 / 05:14 PM IST
COVID-19 vaccine (Representative image)

COVID-19 vaccine (Representative image)

The Apollo Hospitals Group, one of the largest vaccinators in the private sector, will administer 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by September, said a statement issued by the hospital chain's executive vice-chairperson Shobana Kamineni on May 27.

Apollo will ramp up it's immunisation programme in the coming days, Kamineni said, adding that Russia's Sputnik V, the third vaccine approved by India's drug regulator, would be available at Apollo's vaccination facilities from the second week of June.

"We are on track to complete 20 million Jabs by September 2021. We would like to thank the Union and state governments and the vaccine manufacturers of Covishield and Covaxin for their support. Sputnik, the third vaccine approved in India, will be available through the Apollo system from the second week of June," she said.

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