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WHO working with AstraZeneca, SII, Indian government to restart Covid-19 vaccines shipment

NEW DELHI: The WHO is urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, Serum Institute of India (SII) as well as the Indian government to restart shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to countries that had to suspend the rollout of second doses of vaccines amid the disruption in supplies, a senior official at the UN health agency has […]

Narendra Modi government, Adar Poonawalla refute reports about no Covid-19 vaccine orders

NEW DELHI: Debunking news reports that India has not placed fresh orders for Covid vaccines with the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat BioTech since March, the Union government on Monday said such reports are completely incorrect and are not based on facts. The media reports suggested that the last order placed with the […]

Getting aggressive calls from powerful Indians: Adar Poonawalla on Covid-19 vaccine pressure

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday spoke out about the pressures he was under over the production of COVID-19 vaccines to meet the ever-increasing demand in India as the country battles through a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In his first comments since he was provided with […]

SII CEO urges US to lift raw material export ban to up Covid-19 vaccine production

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday said the US needs to lift its embargo on raw material exports to help ramp up vaccine production. SII is currently manufacturing anti-coronavirus vaccine Covishield, developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University. The vaccine is not only being used in India, but exported to […]

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