Covishield Export resumed by SII


The Serum Institute of India (SII) officially announced that it has resumed exports of its COVID­19 vaccine, Covishield, under COVAX, the international vaccine sharing programme.


  • The vaccines will be distributed to low and middle-income countries via the COVAX Mechanism.
  • The Government of India gave its nod to export 50 lakh Covishiled doses under the UN-backed COVAX Global Vaccine Programme to NepalTajikistan and Mozambique.
  • In addition to above mentioned countries, SII will also export Covishield to Bangladesh under this scheme.

COVAX Programme:

COVAX is co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and WHO. Its aim is to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world.

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