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Fact Check: Is COVID-19 vaccine ‘COVISHIELD’ to be available in 73 days? Serum Institute of India told the truth

Fact Check: Some new news comes out on the day of the Coronavirus Vaccine. Meanwhile, there are reports that the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield will be available in the market in 73 days, on which the Serum Institute of India on Sunday made it clear that in the media The current claims and assumptions made on the availability of COVISHIELD are completely incorrect.

Along with this, it was also informed that the Central Government has only allowed them to manufacture the vaccine and asked them to prepare the reserves for its use in the future. The SSI has described the media report as incorrect and baseless.

Recently some media houses had claimed that the Covid-19 vaccine Kovishield will be available in 73 days. Citing these claims, the Serum Institute of India issued a statement saying that the current claims and assumptions made in the media about the availability of Kovishield are completely wrong. Presently, the government has allowed us to manufacture only the vaccine and stockpile for its use in future.

Serum Institute of India tweet

Covering the aspect of the Osford-AstraZeneca vaccine, SII said in its statement that a Phase III trial for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine) is underway. When this vaccine proves to be immune and effective, SII will officially confirm its availability.

It is to be known that the Serum Institute of India is currently conducting a Phase III clinical trial for its vaccine covicild at 17 different locations in India. These include the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) based in Chandigarh.

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