India's Vaccine Century (E)
India hit a unique century, a 100 crore vaccines against Covid-19 administered to Indians, while supplying vaccines to also about a 100 countries. India has been battling the Covid-19 pandemic for the last 22 months. One big success story is the way India has been able to administer over 100 crore vaccine doses. Three vaccines are helping India achieve the target Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. With two out of three Indians already carrying the antibodies for the SARS COV2 virus, are we heading for herd immunity? How did India ramp up production of these made in India vaccines and not to forget the massive logistics that was required for the country wide roll-out. India’s health care workers walked in deserts, climbed the hills, took boats to give the vaccine to the needy. What happened during the devastating second wave and how did the country emerge from that blow even as vaccination continued. How did the digital COWIN platform help in reaching the 100 crore target or hitting a century, the inside story of India’s massive milestone related by the person who played a key role.