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Serum Institute to resume supply of Covishield to COVAX: Reports

In April, the Centre halted supply of Covid-19 vaccines to the UN-backed programme as India itself was hit by a severe second wave of the pandemic.

Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of Serum Institute of India. (File photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 11:27 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Negotiations over release of vaccine for Covax in final stage

In September this year, India announced resuming Covid-19 vaccine exports in the last quarter of this year, including doses to be distributed under the Covax facility

A medic inoculates a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at Bharatratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Municipal General Hospital, Kandivali, in Mumbai on November 17. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 03:11 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

COVAX supply likely to resume this month

India halted the export of vaccines against Covid-19 in April this year after a severe second wave hit the country that impacted the COVAX facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of anti Covid-19 vaccines.

India has begun getting close to 300 million Covid vaccine doses in a month. (File/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 08:16 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid vaccines via Covax to be sent only to least covered nations in Oct: WHO

A total of 49 least covered countries have been identified for allocating around 75 million Covid-19 vaccines, in a move that aims to eradicate the deficit between poorer nations where many are yet to be jabbed with the first dose, and their richer counterparts that have begun giving booster shots.

The Covax initiative has overseen the allocation of more than 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses, of which around 300 million have been shipped to recipient countries. (Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

WHO chief thanks Mansukh Mandaviya for resuming vaccine exports to COVAX pool

Sharing a tweet, the WHO chief wrote, “Thank you Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for announcing India will resume crucial Covid vaccine shipments to COVAX in October.”

Calling it an “important development”, the WHO chief further said India’s contribution will help all COVAX-supported countries reach the 40 per cent vaccination target rate by the end of the year.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 22, 2021 10:56 AM IST
By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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