The Serum Institute of India has increased the price of Inactivated Polio Vaccine to Rs 188 from Rs 91 per dose.
The city officials met SII officials to buy COVID-19 vaccines but the company asked them to seek permission from the Centre, hence the mayor wrote a letter to Union Health Minister.
Dr Venkatrao who has served as the site investigator for Covaxin trials in Bhubaneswar affirmed that there is nothing to worry if you have to taken your second shot of Covishield vaccine after 6-8 weeks.
"If Adar Poonawalla is out of India, due to fear to his life, then it will be ship in storm without its captain," the lawyer’s plea read.
Maharashtra started vaccination for the 18-44 age group people, but due to a shortage of vaccines, was unable to accelerate the programme.
50% of our capacities will be served to the Government of India's vaccination program, and the remaining 50% of the capacity will be for the state governments and private hospitals: SII
Other vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Bharat Biotech's Intranasal vaccine can be expected by Q3 2021: Source
Trucks carrying vaccine vials leave from SII's Pune facility in the wee hours.
Here is why the Drugs Controller General of India has not approved any Covid-19 vaccine, even as the Oxford University-Astra Zeneca jab gets approval in the U.K. The jab is being developed by the Serum Institute of India in the country.
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has sought more data and information from Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech to get emergency use authorisation for their vaccine candidates.