In India, it is not so cool. Reference is to the acute shortage of a cold chain for an effective COVID vaccination drive in India.
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The Andhra CM also pointed out that private hospitals were charging as high as Rs 2,000-25,000 for each vaccine dose from people due to the flexibility offered to them to fix the price.
Three COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including two indigenous ones, are in different phases of development in India.