Vaccine shortages blight India’s efforts to contain Covid crisis

Indian government accused of complacency, with shortage of jabs likely to continue ‘for months’

Severe Covid-19 vaccine shortages have hampered India’s plan to administer jabs to all adults, with fewer then half of India’s states able to begin vaccinating over-18s amid warnings the shortfall could last months.

Over the weekend, more than 600 million Indians became eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in a policy that was introduced in the wake of a deadly second wave hitting the country last month.

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