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List of COVID-19 vaccines available in India

Arfa Javaid

As India ramp up its efforts to vaccinate the majority of the population against COVID-19, Sputnik V, the third vaccine approved in India will be available through the Apollo Hospitals from the second week of June 2021. By the end of July 2021, India aims at vaccinating 250 million 'priority people'. 

At the onset of the programme, two vaccines received approval for emergency use-- Covishield (a version of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India), and Covaxin (developed by Bharat Biotech). In April 2021, Sputnik V was approved by the Government as a third vaccine. The approval was given to expand the basket of vaccines for domestic use and hasten the pace and coverage of vaccination. 

To win the fight against the deadly coronavirus disease, India began administering COVID-19 vaccines on 16 January 2021. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, a total of 208,902,445 people have been vaccinated in the country (as of 28 May 2021). 

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List of COVID-19 vaccines available in India

Vaccine Status Approval Deployment
Covishield In use 1 January 2021 16 January 2021
Covaxin In use 3 January 2021 16 January 2021
Sputnik V Approved for use 12 April 2021 14 May 2021

List of Vaccines under trial in India

Vaccine Technology Phase I Phase II Phase III
ZyCoV-D DNA (plasmid expressing SARS‑CoV‑2 S protein) Completed Completed In progress
Bio E COVID-19 Subunit (using an antigen) Completed Completed In progress
HGC019 RNA In progress - -
BBV154 Adenovirus vector (intranasal) In progress - -
Covovax SARS-CoV-2 recombinant spike protein nanoparticle vaccine (SARS-CoV-2 rS) with Matrix-M1™ adjuvant Completed Completed In Progress

Amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of India has allowed vaccination for all above the age of 18 years from 1 May 2021. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India became the fastest country in the world to administer 17 crore doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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