Serum Institute dispatches vaccines for Myanmar, Seychelles, Mauritius


Mumbai: A day after a massive fire broke out at the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) campus in Pune, the SII has dispatched consignments of the Covishield vaccine for Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius.

Manufacturing of the Covishield vaccine hasn’t been affected by the major fire, said Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla.

Serum Institute of India’s vaccine consignment to be dispatched to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius arrived at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at around 8 am.

Consignments of 1.5 million doses of Covishield will be delivered to Myanmar, 50,000 doses to Seychelles and another shipment of 1,00,000 doses is slated to reach Mauritius on Friday as part of India’s grant assistance.

Reportedly, Brazil and Morocco are the first two countries that would be availing commercial supplies of Indian coronavirus vaccines. Both the countries will be getting 2 million doses each as India begins commercial supply of Covid-19 vaccines from Friday. Commercial flights carrying the supply of vaccines were to fly from Mumbai airport to Brazil and Morocco on Friday.

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