Some governments in Asia look to home-grown vaccines to meet inoculation targets

A woman receiving a dose of the Covaxin Covid-19 vaaccine during a vaccination drive in New Delhi on Aug 31, 2021.
A woman receiving a dose of the Covaxin Covid-19 vaaccine during a vaccination drive in New Delhi on Aug 31, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen displaying her vaccination card after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Medigen Vaccine Biologics in Taipei on Aug 23, 2021.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen displaying her vaccination card after receiving a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Medigen Vaccine Biologics in Taipei on Aug 23, 2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

BANGKOK - Countries across the world are racing to meet vaccination targets, relying on doses procured in a variety of ways.

Most, like Singapore and Israel, have relied largely on vaccines developed by big pharmaceutical firms.

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