Adar Poonawalla of Serum Institute gets ‘Y’ category protection

The government has decided to give security of ‘Y category’ to Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer of Serum Institute of India. The Central Industrial Security Force will provide security to them in view of the possibility of danger on them. His company is producing the covishield vaccine in India. ALSO READ: A Viral Image That Became … Read more

Serum Institute defends Covid-19 vaccine pricing

Amid the debate over the price of Corona vaccine in India, Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has defended its decision to sell the vaccine at one and a half times the initial price. SII has said that the cost of the vaccine, which was earlier mentioned, was based on initial funding, but now it … Read more

Serum Sets Covishield Price For States, Private Hospitals

The Serum Institute of India (CII) has made the vaccine prices public after allowing the central government’s state governments and private hospitals to purchase the vaccine directly from the vaccine manufacturers. CII tweeted, praising the decision of the Central Government that in the next two months it will increase the production of vaccine in limited … Read more

Covidshield vaccine is safe: Serum Institute

World's first needle-free covid vaccine

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said that the covid vaccine ‘covidShield’ from UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is safe. Pune based company SII is testing this vaccine. A 40-year-old man claims he suffered severe “neurological and psychological” symptoms after being given the vaccine in the trial. After a Chennai-based man claimed that he suffered … Read more

Serum Institute to start human trials of Oxford Vaccine

Amid the anticipation on the results of Oxford University’s Covid vaccine, the Serum Institute of India has tied up with Oxford to start human trial of the vaccine in India next month. Despite the results not being confirmed the Serum Institute has also said that it will produce one billion doses of the vaccine. It … Read more