Amid an acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines across the country, NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul on Thursday said that India will have 216 crore vaccine doses by the year-end which will be enough to vaccinate the entire population.

Noting that "it takes time" to produce a vaccine, Dr Paul, while addressing a presser, said that India is "passing through a phase when supply is finite" which is why the government prioritised the vaccination drive and focussed on vulnerable groups.

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