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The Financial Express

India's Serum Institute to boost vaccine exports gradually


A vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at one of the Youth centres where citizens can get the vaccines without prior registration, in an effort to boost the country's vaccination drive, in Cairo, Egypt, Sept 27, 2021 — Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany A vial of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at one of the Youth centres where citizens can get the vaccines without prior registration, in an effort to boost the country's vaccination drive, in Cairo, Egypt, Sept 27, 2021 — Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

The Serum Institute of India, which produces the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, will resume small exports via the global vaccine-sharing platform COVAX this month and raise it substantially by January, its head told The Telegraph, Reuters reports.

"Our exports to COVAX will recommence again in October, initially these supplies will be small but by January 2022, once we have satisfied domestic demands – people forget that India is still a lower-middle-income country – we will see large volumes go to COVAX," Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla said.

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