Centre places purchase order for 11 mn doses of 'Covishield'

Pune: The Serum Institute on India said it has received the purchase order from the Centre for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. 

"We have received the (purchase) order from the Government of India on Monday afternoon," a senior SII official told.

The government has already announced that the process of administering the vaccine will start on on January 16. 

Earlier, the SII vaccine developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca was cleared for emergency use along with Bharat Biotech's indigenous 'Covaxin'.


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