The government has ordered more than 50,000 health workers to take a flu vaccine for their flu symptoms.
Health Minister Anil Kumar said on Thursday the government would order the use of an emergency flu vaccine as well as a trivalent pneumococcal vaccine, after it found it was effective against pneumococcus.
The government will also be deploying 10,000 more health workers in hospitals across the country, Mr Kumar said in a written statement.
India has recorded a record 2.5 million new infections, more than double the 1.1 million cases recorded in the first half of this year.
The new coronaviruses are spreading rapidly in India, with more than 7,000 deaths.