Serum’s supply to COVAX hit by India’s poor vaccination planning

While India approved Rs.3,000 crore in funding to Serum to meet the cost of ramping up production capacity only on April 19, 2021, Serum had received $300 million funding in August and September 2020 from the Gates Foundation to supply 200 million doses by first half of 2021. But only a paltry 19.8 million doses … Continue reading Serum’s supply to COVAX hit by India’s poor vaccination planning

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Reneging on the ‘no-profit pledge’ to supply Oxford vaccine

After promising on multiple occasions that Oxford vaccine will be provided on a not-for-profit basis for the duration of the pandemic across the world, and in perpetuity to low- and middle-income countries, AstraZeneca came up with riders while signing an agreement with Brazil. And Serum Institute has been brazenly violating the spirit of the agreement … Continue reading Reneging on the ‘no-profit pledge’ to supply Oxford vaccine

India’s potential participation in COVAX advance market commitment is under way: Trevor Mundel

With 11 COVID-19 vaccines having entered Phase-3 trials and six vaccines already approved for limited use, the next challenge is to support manufacturing and ensure that vaccines are accessible, affordable and available to all people. India is yet to agree to purchase COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC). Discussions about the terms … Continue reading India’s potential participation in COVAX advance market commitment is under way: Trevor Mundel