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PM Modi, ministers pick 'Made in India' Covid-19 vaccine over AstraZeneca

Many state officials and doctors have refused to take Covaxin before its effectiveness could be proved.

Narendra Modi | Make in India | Coronavirus Vaccine

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

Ministers and officials were following Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead by opting on Tuesday for an Indian-made Covid-19 vaccine approved without late-stage efficacy data, instead of the AstraZeneca one. The country’s health, foreign and law ministers, and state governors, all flocked to Twitter to express support for the much-criticised Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine, after it was administered to Modi on Monday. “Made-in-India vaccines are 100 per cent safe,” Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said after being inoculated with Covaxin. Many state officials and doctors ...

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First Published: Thu, March 04 2021. 00:37 IST