Sundaraman T., global coordinator of People’s Health Movement, talks on the new vaccine policy.
Recently, Prime Minister Modi announced that India will revert to the centralized procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. The Centre will procure 75% of the vaccines produced in the country and provide them free to the states. The policy change has come at a time when Pfizer has denied dealing with the states directly. Individuals in the 18-24 age group will be given free jabs from June 21. Why did the Centre ask states to procure 25% on their own and how have the states administered them? Madhu Balaji of The Federal is in conversation with Dr. Sundaraman.