New Delhi : For the last two years, the epidemic corona virus has been wreaking havoc all over the world. At this time, the new variant of Corona, Omicron, has created a ruckus. Scientists of the world are preparing a vaccine to stop covid-19. Corona cannot be eliminated with the vaccine, but it does reduce the severity of infection and the risk of death due to it. Eight corona vaccines have been approved by the central government, but only three of these vaccines are being used. Why are the remaining 5 vaccines not being administered? Let us know about their status.
Only 3 out of 8 are being planted
So far 8 corona vaccines have been approved by the Government of India. But only three vaccine doses are being given. According to a report, more than 90 percent of the people have been put on Covishield. Serum Institute of India is producing it. After this, Covaxin vaccine is being used the most. Bharat Biotech is also making this. Apart from these two there is a Sputnik-V alien. It is being produced in Russia.
These 5 vaccines have also been approved
Apart from Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik-V, 5 other vaccines have been approved for emergency use. Two vaccines Covovax and Corbevax got approval only on December 28, 2021. Last year, Moderna on 29 June, Johnson & Johnson on 7 August and Zy-COV-D on 20 August were given the green signal by the Government of India.
Know about the status of these vaccines…
Zy-COV-D vaccine This vaccine from Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila was approved on 20 August. It is being told that this is a three-dose vaccine. This is a nasal vaccine, that is, it will be given through the nose. It is to be applied to people above 12 years of age. The government had told that it is expected to get 5 crore doses of this vaccine, but its use has not started yet.
Moderna vaccine received the approval of Moderna vaccine on 29 June. The government gave a license to import this vaccine to the Indian pharma company Cipla. Although not much information is available about it.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine On August 7 last year, the use of single-dose vaccine of the American company Johnson & Johnson was approved. This vaccine was to come to India through the Indian company Biological-E. There is no further information regarding this.
Corbevax vaccine is being prepared by Indian pharma company Biological-E. Like Covaccine, there will be a gap of 28 days between the two doses. The government had already ordered 30 crore doses to the company for Rs 1,500 crore. It is being told that the company has started keeping stock of 10 crore doses of it.
The Covovax vaccine is from the American company Novavax. It is being made by Serum Institute (SII) in India. During the trial, this vaccine has proved to be up to 90 percent effective. There is no update about when it will start using it in India.