Lowering age to 18 yrs for vaccination, decisive step to restore confidence, says ASSOCHAM

New Delhi: Lowering of vaccination age to 18 years would give much- needed confidence to our people who have been going through challenging times with great courage, said ASSOCHAM Secretary General Mr Deepak Sood.

Speedier the vaccination and reduction in Covid 19 cases, faster would be economic recovery and safeguarding of livelihood concerns, Mr Sood said.

He thanked Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi for his continuous support and outreach to the states and top health experts, along with his valuable interaction with the pharmaceutical industry to boost production of essential drugs and preparing for the next phase of vaccination roll out.

Decision to expedite approval to more vaccine candidates would prove to be a decisive measure for wider and faster coverage of vaccination, Mr Sood added.