#Serum Institute of India

1 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A medic administers COVID-19 vaccine to a senior citizen in Jammu. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India launched the phase 3 COVID-19 vaccination drive on April 1
  • All those of age 45 and above, irrespective of comorbidities, can get vaccinated
  • You can register through both online and offline modes

2 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Microsoft had said in November, 2020 that it had identified cyber attacks towards vaccine makers in India, South Korea, US among others. (Photo credit: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • Cyber intelligence company Cyfirma said that Chinese group ATP10 was behind the probable attacks
  • India produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold globally
  • The supply chain and IT softwares of Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India were targeted

24 Feburary.New York, NY, USA
Ghana will receive 600,000 doses of the free Covax vaccines. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Covax is a global initiative to procure and distribute free vaccines to low and middle-income countries
  • Ghana will receive AstraZeneca/Oxford University's vaccine
  • It is being manufactured at India's Serum Institute

16 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
South Africa decided to start vaccinating health workers with Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Serum Institute of India has been a major vaccine supplier for South Africa
  • 500,000 more vaccine doses are due to arrive in South Africa in the next few weeks
  • South Africa is yet to launch a proper vaccination programme

16 Feburary.Geneva, Switzerland
AstraZeneca's long wait is finally over. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • It is only the second COVID-19 jab to have received WHO authorisation
  • The two versions given the seal of approval are being produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII), and by SKBio in South Korea
  • The organisation's emergency use listing procedure assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines

13 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Adar Poonawala's firm Serum Institute of India is manufacturing Covishield, the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@adarpoonawala)

  • "You have a readymade advertising brief," Anand Mahindra suggested to Adar Poonawala
  • The video was first shared on the American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • "Don't just be her somebody, be her antibody," the advertisement suggests

9 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Medical workers prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccine doses. (PTI Photo)

  • Bharat Biotech has supplied 5.5 million doses of Covaxin to India and will sell 4.5 million more
  • Covaxin has also been found effective against the UK strain of coronavirus in a study
  • The AstraZeneca vaccine offers minimal protection against South African coronavirus variant

9 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The study has been published in the journal Infection, Genetics and Evolution. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Deficiency of a lung-protecting protein in the Caucasian population may be the reason
  • The researchers believe other social factors may explain the differential geographical spread of the virus
  • Experimental studies on lab-cultured cells are needed to validate these conclusions: Study

4 Feburary.Pune, Maharashtra, India
Pune-based SII is manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • UNICEF has entered into a supply agreement with SII for Covishield and Novavax vaccines
  • UNICEF said it'll have access to up to 1.1 billion doses of vaccines for around 100 countries
  • India is one of the world's biggest drugmakers

1 Feburary
Adar Poonawalla's SII has developed the COVID-19 vaccine, Covishsield. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Adar Poonawalla praised FM Nirmala Sitharaman for the ‘great announcements' on the Budget
  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman has allocated Rs 35,000 crore for COVID-19 vaccine
  • The mass inoculation against coronavirus started in India on January 15, 2021