InvestorQ : How is the Serum Institute planning to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine in India?
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How is the Serum Institute planning to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine in India?

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swati Bakhda answered.
3 weeks ago


You need to await the results of the human trains but there seems to be good news for Serum Institute. The vaccine candidate collaboration of Oxford University scientists and AstraZeneca is expected to get all requisite clearances post human trials by Dec-20.

Experts believe that the actual rollout of the vaccine may still have a few challenges to overcome and it may actually take another 6-9 months even after the actual regulatory approval is received from the authorities after satisfactory completion of human trials.

That is because, under the UK protocol, the vaccine will have to be first administered to a sample of persons over the age of 65 and only after that it can be administered to younger adults. That process is likely to take longer as all observations will have to be addressed.

In fact, the UK government has already ordered a total of 100 million doses of the Oxford vaccine candidate for its population. Of course the vaccine effectiveness, safety, side effects still need to be understood. India’s proposed order size is not yet known.