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'Covovax now available for children in India', says Adar Poonawalla, hails Modi

Serum Institute of India (SII) director for government and regulatory affairs Prakash Kumar Singh had written to the Centre recently requesting for Covovax's inclusion in the immunisation drive for children aged 12 to 17 years.
Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India locally manufactures the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine under the brand name Covishield.(Reuters file)
Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India locally manufactures the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine under the brand name Covishield.(Reuters file)
Updated on May 10, 2022 07:57 PM IST
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SII has stockpile of 200 mn doses; India better prepared to fight Covid: CEO

Poonawalla said he is waiting for the government to allow the company to put Covovax on the CoWIN app to make it available to everyone. Covovax has been approved by the DCGI for children above 12 years of age.
Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla speaks at the 'AIMA Leadership Conclave' in New Delhi on Tuesday,(PTI)
Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla speaks at the 'AIMA Leadership Conclave' in New Delhi on Tuesday,(PTI)
Updated on Apr 12, 2022 11:42 PM IST
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SII buys 50% stake in pharma firm that provide glass vials to store Covishield

  • The Pune-based Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said in a statement that securing supply chain is of "strategic importance."
The SII has bought the 50 per cent stake in the Indian joint venture SCHOTT Kaisha from former co-owners Kairus Dadachanji and Shapoor Mistry.
The SII has bought the 50 per cent stake in the Indian joint venture SCHOTT Kaisha from former co-owners Kairus Dadachanji and Shapoor Mistry.
Published on Aug 17, 2021 09:41 PM IST
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ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Serum seeks DCGI nod to manufacture Sputnik

SII, applied to Indian regulator, the drugs controller general of India (DCGI), Dr VG Somani, on Wednesday to seek approval for grant of licence.
Vaccination centre at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) closed due vaccine shortage at Kandivali, in Mumbai. (Vijay Bate / HT Photo)
Vaccination centre at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) closed due vaccine shortage at Kandivali, in Mumbai. (Vijay Bate / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 04:36 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times. New Delhi

SII CEO promised 1.5 cr vaccine doses to Maharashtra after May 20: Rajesh Tope

Vaccine shortage in Maharashtra: The state on Wednesday halted the vaccination drive against Covid-19 for those in the age group of 18-44.
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope(HT Photo)
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope(HT Photo)
Published on May 13, 2021 06:58 AM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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