127.6M doses given nationwide
Covishield, from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable, comprises over 90 per cent of the 127.6 million Covid-19 vaccines administered across the country so far, according to government data yesterday.
Of this, 15 states and union territories have only given Covishield, being manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India. The other vaccine being administered in India is the indigenous Covaxin from Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad. Giving details, of the 127,605,870 jabs administered till now, 116,065,107 are of Covishield while 11,540,763 are of Covaxin.
Kato said: “In order to take all possible coronavirus countermeasures, it has been decided Prime Minister Suga won’t take any overseas trips during the Golden Week.” Japan and India are members of a group known as the Quad, which also includes the United States and Australia.