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Covid-19 third wave to impact children? Plan, prioritise & protect

IPE Global | News | June 01, 2021 IST

Covid-19 third wave to impact children? Plan, prioritise & protect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a vaccination drive that has been faltering and seeing policy shifts, India’s ambitious target of vaccinating at least all its adult population by the end of 2021 seems too optimistic. Approximate calculations indicate that to vaccinate this near 945 million adults, India will need a minimum of 1.89 billion doses. And, at the current rate, it may take up to three years to vaccinate this population! And, imagine what would happen if an additional near 150 million children (between the age group 12-18) were to be also added to this adult population!

 

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