All the people in the world are waiting for the COVID vaccine for months and it is known that the vaccine trials are in the final stages in most parts of the world. Pfizer, Astrazeneca, Covaxin, Sputnik are the vaccines that are getting so much attention from the world countries.
However, Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawala made sensational remarks during the discussion on when these will come to the public and how much the price will be. Healthcare staff in India have announced that the Oxford vaccine will be available to the elderly by February 2021.
Moreover, they made it clear that it would be less than a thousand. He said that two vaccine doses will be given for only one thousand rupees. Poonawala, who participated in the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, said the Oxford vaccine would be available to the general public in April 2021. He said that by 2024, all citizens of the country will be vaccinated.
The AZD1222 vaccine was jointly developed by researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK with the British-Swedish company Astrazeneca. In colloquial language it is called the Oxford vaccine. The Serum Institute has entered into an agreement for the production of the vaccine in our country. Human trials of this vaccine are already in the final stages.
Poonawala, CEO of the Serum Institute, said the Oxford vaccine was cheap and safe. It has been revealed that 20 crore vaccines are likely to be available by March 2021. Indigenous vaccine Kovaggin, on the other hand, is also preparing for a third phase of trials. The third phase of clinical trials on the vaccine, which is being developed by Bharat Biotech-ICMR, have begun today.