Covid-19 vaccine giant Serum Institute says told to prioritise India

Hello and welcome to the details of Covid-19 vaccine giant Serum Institute says told to prioritise India and now with the details

A healthcare worker looks on as a nurse prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine, during the coronavirus disease vaccination campaign, at a medical centre in Mumbai, India, January 16, 2021. — Reuters pic
Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - A healthcare worker looks on as a nurse prepares a dose of the AstraZeneca’s COVISHIELD vaccine, during the coronavirus disease vaccination campaign, at a medical centre in Mumbai, India, January 16, 2021. — Reuters pic

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.


NEW DELHI, Feb 22 — The world’s biggest vaccine maker, India’s Serum Institute, has urged other countries to be “patient” about it supplying anti-coronavirus shots, saying it has been instructed to prioritise its home market.

“Dear countries & governments, as you await #COVISHIELD supplies, I humbly request you to please be patient,” Serum chief Adar Poonawalla tweeted yesterday.

“@SerumInstIndia has been directed to prioritise the huge needs of India and along with that balance the needs of the rest of the world. We are trying our best.”

Serum, from its sprawling facility in Pune in western India, is producing hundreds of millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Many countries around the world, particularly poorer nations, are relying heavily on the company for supplies of the vaccine, and it has already shipped millions of doses abroad.

The Serum Institute also plans to supply 200 million doses to Covax, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute inoculations to poor countries.

Poonawalla did not say who had told the firm to prioritise India, or whether the instructions were new.

India’s aim of inoculating 300 million people by July is falling well behind schedule with just over 11 million shots given so far.

The problems however are thought to lie more with not enough people coming forward for the vaccinations rather than problems with supplies of the shots. — AFP

These were the details of the news Covid-19 vaccine giant Serum Institute says told to prioritise India for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV On horseback and in helicopter, Bolsonaro rallies base
NEXT India's lauds Gulf assistance in fighting COVID-19