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“The COVID-19 vaccination drive demonstrates that India has become Atmanirbhar in vaccination against infectious diseases”, Elucidate.

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3.  “The COVID-19 vaccination drive demonstrates that India has become Atmanirbhar in vaccination against infectious diseases”, Elucidate. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The question talks about the vaccination drive and the journey India has taken so far.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way finally now India has reached the stage of Atmanirbharta in the journey of vaccination.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by highlighting the vaccination journey so far travelled by India.

Body:

Although India will not need to vaccinate its entire population, it would have to vaccinate at least 30-40% of the people to develop herd immunity fully. Even at a minimum scale, approximately 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be required, given that most vaccines need a booster dose.

Discuss the challenges before it in achieving the set targets.

Explain in what way it is finally achieving Atmanirbharta in vaccination against covid-19.

Conclusion:

Suggest upon the efforts made by government of India and conclude with way forward.