COVID-19: Apollo Hospitals to Roll Out Sputnik V From June Second Week
Updated On Jul 04, 2021
According to reports, Apollo Hospitals will roll out the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V from the second week of June. Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice-chairperson of the Apollo Group of Hospitals stated that the group has completed vaccination with one million vaccine doses across 80 different locations in India. During the vaccination, frontline workers, high-risk population, and corporate employees were prioritized. She further informed that in June, 2021, Apollo Hospitals aims to vaccinate a million every week and double the number in July. The group wants to complete 20 million jabs by September this year.
It must be noted that Apollo Hospitals is the largest vaccinator in the private sector.
Emphasizing the need for COVID-19 vaccination, Ms Kamineni thanked the Union and State governments along with vaccine manufacturers of Covishield and Covaxin for their support.
As of now, India is using Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V for vaccination purposes. It is important to note that Russia's Sputnik V got approval from the Subject expert committee (SEC) for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA), thereby making it the third COVID-19 vaccine to get clearance in India.
India is the 60th country to authorise the use of Sputnik V, Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine against coronavirus. The Sputnik V vaccine is now approved in multiple countries.
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