As per the government official information shared by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, it is indicating that the Covid-19 vaccine is likely to be available by July 2021. And, about 25 crore individuals are likely to be inoculated with a double-dose the COVID-19 vaccine in the first phase.
Dr Vardhan was speaking at his weekly social media interaction, Sunday Samvad, where he shared that Indian government is working on plans for building capacities in human resources, training, supervision etc. on a massive scale and roughly estimates to receive and utilise 400-500 million doses covering approximately 20-25 crore people by July 2021.
The three leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates in India — Covishield, Covaxin and ZyCov-D — are mentioned in one of the government portals. The website also mentions the underlying technology used to make the vaccine, the trials that have so far been completed and current progress on the trials.