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Serum Institute to satisfy native demand for AstraZeneca vaccine for subsequent two months, earlier than exporting

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NEW DELHI : Serum Institute of India (SII), the native maker of the AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine, mentioned on Sunday it intends to focus on assembly India’s personal speedy demand within the subsequent two months earlier than exporting to different international locations.

Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla mentioned in an interview after the shot was authorized for emergency use on the planet’s second-most populous nation, that exports is perhaps attainable after supplying the Indian authorities with an preliminary 100 million doses.

The Indian authorities simply needs to make sure that “the most vulnerable people of the country get it first – I fully endorse and support that decision”, he mentioned.

SII remains to be ready to strike a proper provide take care of the Indian authorities, however is anticipated to take action within the coming days.

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