People at a Mumbai vaccination centre react after hearing news of a shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supplies. Photo: Reuters
People at a Mumbai vaccination centre react after hearing news of a shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supplies. Photo: Reuters

Why is India, the world’s No 1 vaccine maker, struggling to inoculate its own people against the coronavirus?

  • Earlier this year, New Delhi thought it had the pandemic under control as it balanced a domestic inoculation drive with selling or donating jabs as part of its vaccine diplomacy
  • But a record-breaking wave of new cases and the limits of its focus on home-grown vaccines mean it now produces too few doses to meet its target of 4 million jabs per month

People at a Mumbai vaccination centre react after hearing news of a shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supplies. Photo: Reuters
People at a Mumbai vaccination centre react after hearing news of a shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supplies. Photo: Reuters
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