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Serum Institute’s Adar Poonawalla receives Covishield shot

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Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Saturday recieved the vaccine shot and wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi success in launching the vaccination rollout in the country.

“I wish India and Sri Narendra Modi ji great success in launching the world’s largest COVID vaccination roll-out. It brings me great pride that #COVISHIELD is part of this historic effort and to endorse its safety and efficacy, I join our health workers in taking the vaccine myself,” Poonawalla tweeted while posting a video in which he was seen receiving the vaccine shot.


The drugs regulatory body of India has currently approved two vaccines.

Pune-based Serum Institute of India has developed the Covishield vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University while the Covaxin has been developed by Hyderabad’s Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Medical Council of research and National Institute of Virology.