India approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine | India | The Guardian (mass trial runs will pave the way for successful vaccine campaign – something US did not do and US is paying for with poor roll out)

Country with second-highest number of infections has run vaccine drills to prepare for immunization campaign

The health minister, Harsh Vardhan, said the exercise would help build expertise “so that the upcoming vaccination drive may proceed without any glitch”. He has also called for a campaign to counter “misleading rumours” that may put people off getting the vaccine.

Javadekar said at least three more vaccines were waiting to be approved – the local company Bharat Biotch’s Covaxin, Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D and Russia’s Sputnik-V.

Source: India approves Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine | India | The Guardian