Center to Increase Covaxin Production to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Shortage | India News

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced on Friday April 16 that production of Covaxin would drop from current doses of 1 crore per month to 10 crore by September 2021.

A notification from the Ministry of Science and Technology stated: “… The production of Covaxin will be increased by current doses from 1 crore per month to 10 crore by September 2021. “

The press release said production of the COVID-19 vaccine is being produced on a war footing.

“Covaxin production will be increased from 1 cr doses per month to 10 cr by September 2021 by increasing capacity and adding more manufacturers. Grants for the same are provided by DBTIndia as part of its COVID mission suraksha, “the Minister of Health tweeted.

The press note added: “To increase the production of #Covaxin, financial support is extended to the new facility of Bharat Biotech in Bangalore, Biopharmaceutical Corporation in Mumbai, Indian Immunologicals Ltd in Hyderabad and Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Ltd in Bulandshahr.