Britain Vaccination hit: Delay from India
The supply of the Corona vaccine to Britain is expected to come down significantly next month. This is due to a delay in the supply of the Oxford-AstroZeneca coviShield vaccine. It is estimated that 5 million doses of this vaccine coming from India will be found in April.
According to the information received by the BBC, the supply of this vaccine made at the Serum Institute of India has been stopped for four weeks.However, the British Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister Robert Genrich has said that neither any factory nor any country is responsible for this.Meanwhile, the Health Department has said that the target of giving the first dose of vaccine to all adults will be achieved by the end of July even after supplies are affected.
Earlier in a letter issued to local health institutions, the National Health Service (NHS), England on Wednesday warned that supplies of corona vaccine may be below expectations in April.
The Scottish Government has said that it will interrogate Britain's Vaccine Taskforce regarding future corona vaccine supplies. At the same time, the governments of Wales and Northern Ireland have said that the impact that this interruption can have on their vaccination program will be investigated.
At the same time, a spokesperson for the Serum Institute in India said, "A few weeks ago, 5 million vaccines were sent to Britain. We will try to send the supplements later, assessing the current situation and need of India."
A source told the BBC that according to earlier plans, 50 million doses were to be sent in March, but no specific time was fixed for it.Robert Genrich told the BBC that the government came to know about the problem a few days ago. However, he has expressed hope that after April, the supply of vaccines may increase.He has said that despite the shortage in vaccine supply, by April 15, we will not be far behind with the goal of giving the first dose to all adults above the age of 50 and by the end of July.Generics has hoped that the month of April will be different in the sense that the number of those who get the second dose may be higher than those who got the first dose.
People below 50 will have to wait
On Monday, NHS sources told that the pace of vaccination is expected to pick up in the UK in the coming days as the first shipment of the estrogena vaccine has arrived from India.
Prof. Martin Marshall of the Royal College of General Practitioners Chair said that the NHS would speed up vaccination in the next two weeks for people over 50 years of age and in danger of danger, as we have sufficient supplies.Martin Marshall said that the news of short supply supply is disappointing and this may affect the plan to give vaccines to people below 50 years of age. According to them, now such people will have to wait till May.
In Britain, more than 25 million people have received the first dose of the corona vaccine, while nearly 1.7 million people have received the second dose.After the vaccination campaign started for all people below 50 years of Wednesday, the NHS said that now it may not be possible to vaccinate people below the age of April.
Britain has so far signed a deal with the purchase of more than 400 million covid vaccines from several companies. At the same time, the vaccines of Valneva, GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax and Jensen are still waiting for approval.
It is very difficult to estimate the supply of a vaccine. That is because its construction is an organic process. So no company can guarantee how much vaccine will be available in how much time. At the same time, when it is sourced from abroad, then the difficulty increases.
The UK has only two plants producing the Corona vaccine. Estazeneca vaccine is being made in both of them. Pfizer vaccines are coming from Belgium. Both these sources of vaccine supply are supplied as earlier estimates.
India had an agreement to supply one crore vaccines with Britain. Although it was always clear that it is not possible to tell the accuracy of the day of sending the vaccine consignment.
The government felt that by the middle of March, when it will get a full account, then it will have an overdose. In view of this, the government felt that its plan to give vaccine to all adults by July would be completed about a month in advance. The government has also announced this, but now it does not appear to be happening.