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The Quad-Supported Vaccine Roll-Out Will Commence In The Early Half Of The Year.

The Quad-Supported Vaccine Roll-Out Will Commence In The Early Half Of The Year.
The first batch of Covid-19 vaccinations, developed by India's Biological E as part of the Quad group of countries' commitment to providing shots around the world, will be available in the first half of 2022, the grouping said in a statement on Friday.
Australia, Japan, India, and the United States, known as the Quad, pledged last year to distribute more than a billion Covid-19 vaccinations worldwide by the end of 2022.
"We are pleased with the Quad Vaccine Partnership’s rapid progress in expanding vaccine production at the Biological E Ltd facility in India, which aims to deliver at least 1 billion vaccines by the end of 2022," a statement released after a meeting of Quad foreign ministers in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday said. read more
The announcement did not disclose how many vaccines would be distributed or which countries would receive them.
Last September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised Quad leaders that India, the world's largest producer of vaccines, would approve the export of 8 million Covid-19 vaccines by the end of October 2021.
After being hit by a devastating second wave of the coronavirus, the country halted vaccine shipments for the majority of 2021 as it tried to immunize its 950 million adult population.
"We are assisting to train healthcare workers, combat vaccine hesitancy, and augment infrastructure, especially cold chain systems, for ‘last mile’ vaccine delivery," the Quad leaders said in the statement.

Christopher J. Mitchell

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