vaccination programme has been continuing at a rapid pace. To supplement production, we have been in touch with the various partners regarding the possibility of import of vaccines," said ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi during a weekly briefing.
On Covishield recognition in European countries, Bagchi stated that "more than half of European Union states have already recognised Covishield vaccine." Covishield has been developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca combine and is the mainstay of India's nationwide vaccination drive.
It is being manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India. India has been trying to convince countries in the 27-member bloc to allow travellers from the nation vaccinated with Covishield enter their boundaries.