60% of all the Covid vaccines used globally are produced in India: Finance Minister

The country is currently giving a double-dose vaccination to all of its citizens

August 18, 2022

Under the nationwide inoculation drive, 208.57 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far

India also produced Covid-19 vaccines when India undertook a period of lockdown

The finance minister said that the country is highly capable of greatly contributing to world vaccination

The 200-crore threshold for the vaccines was crossed in July, this year

Almost 60% of all the vaccines for the coronavirus used globally are produced in India, according to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman.

She further said that the country is currently giving a double-dose vaccination to all of its citizens, and has also produced Covid-19 vaccines when India undertook a period of lockdown.

Under the nationwide inoculation drive, 208.57 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered so far. The 200-crore threshold for the vaccines was crossed in July, this year.

At the launch of the book ‘India’s Vaccine Growth Story’ by Sajjan Singh Yadav, Additional Secretary, Expenditure Department, the finance minister said that the country is highly capable of greatly contributing to world vaccination, and has already done the task remarkably well.