Time bound, equitable vaccine policy needed to ensure universal access to free vaccine before it is too late

Type: Press Release | Published Date: 17 May 2021

Public health practitioners and Civil Society members write to PM: India’s current pace COVID-19 vaccination drive will take 2.4 years to complete, but global epidemiologists feel it could take under a year before the virus may mutate making it difficult for current vaccines to contain the spread . 567 prominent public health practitioners, doctors, economists, workers unions, human rights groups, student groups, civil society organisations and concerned citizens in India have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demonstrate leadership in doing what it takes to address inequalities in supply to ensure vaccines reach the vulnerable and ramp up manufacturing to address shortages.

Posted on: 08 Jun 2021

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