India, the second most populous country in the world, launched what would be the largest COVID-19 vaccination programme in January 2021. In April-May of this year, the country experienced another wave of infections, driven by the Delta variant, that raised daily cases to over 400,000 per day, to less than 25,000 per day at the start of October 2021. India had imposed restrictions on domestic and international travel with variations across the country this year, owing to the federal structure of the country. It has a large domestic manufacturing capacity for vaccines and recently, its regulatory authority approved the first DNA vaccine against COVID-19. India is part of the “Quad”, along with the United States, Japan and Australia, which plans to produce and supply COVID-19 vaccines across Asia.
Chair: Dr. Suwit Wibulpolprasert, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Speaker: Prof. Gagandeep Kang, Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, India
The details for the event are;
Date: Thursday, 14 October, 2021
Time: 15:00 – 16:30 PM ICT / 13:30 – 15:00 PM India time
Location: Online, on Zoom
Watch full webinar here