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Covid-19: Vaccine production is not a problem for India, cold chain is

As India prepares a road map for a Covid-19 vaccination drive next year, the lack of cold chain infrastructure is a key bottleneck

Coronavirus, vaccine, covid, drugs, clinical trials

Sohini Das Mumbai
India is likely to start vaccination drive around January 2021 and is now preparing the road map for what will be perhaps the world's largest vaccination drive next year. Data shows that India has ample manufacturing capacity (about 2.5 bn doses) that would be sufficient to meet both domestic and export demand, however, analysts point out that cold chain infrastructure is a key bottleneck.

According to Credit Suisse analysts India would need about 1.7 bn Covid-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate a majority of its adult population. The target is to administer 500 mn doses (or 250 mn people) by July

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First Published: Nov 16 2020 | 10:37 AM IST

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