Adar Poonawalla Says That Enough COVID-19 Vaccine Would Be Reserved For ParsisJuly 27, 2020 14:46
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Adar Poonawalla Says That Enough COVID-19 Vaccine Would Be Reserved For Parsis:- Adar Poonawalla, the Chief Executive Officer of Serum Institute of India (SII) said that more than enough vaccines would be reserved for the Parsi community once the vaccination for COVID-19 arrives. Serum Institute of India along with Oxford University is working on a vaccine from some time and they are quite confident on the clinical trials completing by August. Adar Poonawalla made it clear that enough dose would be kept for Parsis but did not mention the quantity that will be kept for the community.
Adar Poonawalla replied to a tweet for producer Ronnie Screwvala on twitter and he said "Yes @RonnieScrewvala, we will keep more than enough for the community. Our production capacity of just one day will be enough to cover every Parsi on the planet…given the size of our community". Adar Poonawalla during his recent interview made it clear that the Serum Institute of India has the capacity to manufacture 300-400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. SII is in an agreement with AstraZeneca and through this, one billion doses can be manufactured for Indians alone.
Adar Poonawalla also made it clear that they have a production capacity of manufacturing 60 to 70 million doses of the vaccine per day.