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Serum Institute of India to start Covishield supply to COVAX countries

Serum Institute of India to start out Covishield provide to COVAX international locations | Information

New Delhi: The Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin COVID-19 vaccines provide to COVAX international locations quickly, sources mentioned on Monday. Serum Institute of India was supposed to start out Covishield vaccine provide to COVAX international locations from Monday, after it obtained approval from the federal government of India, to provide COVID vaccines to different international locations.
“The primary consignment from the Pune facility of Serum Institute of India was scheduled to depart for Nepal right now. Nevertheless, because of some motive, it has been delayed by two to 3 days,” mentioned SII sources.
“Nevertheless the readability on the precise date of the consignment dispatch continues to be awaited,” sources added.
Earlier, the federal government of India has allowed the SII to start out the provision of vaccines to different international locations on the earth. The availability of COVID vaccines to different international locations was banned by the federal government in April this 12 months.
Earlier, in a tweet Serum Institute of India`s chairman, Adar Poonawala had mentioned that round 200 million doses of Covishield are stockpiled with the states in India.
Being the world`s largest producer of vaccines, SII now produces over 120 million doses of Covishield each month, and in line with some sources, there are over 150 million doses stockpiled within the producer’s Shalini Bhardwaj Pune facility.
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