Indian officials have told CNN that the country will provide Afghanistan with one million doses of Covaxin produced in India by Bharat Biotech.
This will be the first time India donates COVID-19 vaccines after the Taliban regained power in Afghanistan.
The first shipment of the one million doses of vaccines that contains 500,000 doses has already arrived in Mahan of Iran and is expected to reach the Afghan capital today (Saturday, January 1, 2022).
Meanwhile, the second consignment comprising the same number of jabs will reach Kabul on the second week of January.
The made-in-India Covaxin has been approved by WHO for emergency use and is now being administered in more than 20 countries of the world.
Earlier, Afghanistan had received COVID-19 vaccines from the US, China, and COVAXIN.
Though COVID-19 is not a big headache in Afghanistan, the doses will help the country’s fragile health factor to immunize people against the pandemic.