‘Vaccine production capacity will boost’: Adar Poonawalla thanks US, India for policy change

Read in Hindi: ‘वैक्सीन उत्पादन क्षमता को बढ़ावा मिलेगा’: नीति परिवर्तन के लिए अदार पूनावाला ने अमेरिका, भारत को धन्यवाद दिया

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Friday thanked the US and India’s efforts to lift the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing ban, saying the move would boost India’s vaccine production capacity and strengthen the united fight against the pandemic. Will get To increase its production capacity, AstraZeneca and Novivax will manufacture both vaccines.

In a tweet, Poonawalla thanked US President Joe Biden and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and said, “This policy change is expected to increase the supply of raw materials globally and to India; to enhance our vaccine production capacity and to improve the quality of our products.” To strengthen our united fight against the pandemic.”

The comment comes as the Biden administration removed the Defense Production Act’s priority rating of 1950 on AstraZeneca, Novavax and Sanofi vaccines. The law was put in place to prioritize vaccine supply for US manufacturers. With the lifting of this ban, American companies will be able to decide for themselves who they want to sell their vaccines.

Confident of an adequate supply of vaccines for Americans, the US announced on Thursday that it would donate an additional 25 million jobs overseas to US vaccine supplies. The US said it will allocate 75 per cent of untapped COVID-19 vaccines from its stockpile to countries in South and Southeast Asia through the United Nations-backed COVAX global vaccine sharing program — about 19 million of the first tranche of 25 million doses. Africa as part of its administration’s framework to share 80 million (80 million) vaccines globally by the end of June.

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and three other world leaders and told them that the US will start sharing the first 25 million (2.5 crore) doses of COVID vaccines to their respective countries.