After a day of Sensex boom with reference to the hoarding of Pfizer vaccines, a concern has come up regarding the storage of vaccines in the Indian temperature. The director of the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Randeep Guleria has expressed a deep sense of worry regarding the storage of vaccine shots at a temperature of almost minus 70 degrees Celsius.
At a time when the entire world is reeling under the clutches of a global pandemic, the news of positive vaccine trials has sparked a note of relief. But it would be a problem in a tropical humid region like India where storage in seventy degrees Celsius would be a tough job. In addition to this, keeping in mind the population of a third world country like India, the shortage of vaccine would become another alarming issue.
Pfizer has announced earlier that their vaccine in collaboration with German firm BioNTech has turned out to be 90 percent effective and has meted out a positive ray of hope amidst the counties worst affected by the corona virus pandemic. The company is planning to supply about 50 million vaccine doses all over the world by the end of this year and about 1.3 billion doses by 2021.