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By Saradha | Jul 28, 2020 05:24 PM

Serum Institute of India (SII) on Monday stated that the distribution of COVID19 vaccine vials in India will be done by government and not by private entities. SII which is known as one of the largest vaccine manufacturers by volume across the globe, said that everyone will get the dose. 

Serum Institute confirms govt will distribute vaccines

The clarification comes a day after the CEO of SII, Adar Poonawalla tweeted saying that he’d be keeping “more than enough” doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the Parsis, the community he belongs to. 

“It was just a casual and friendly conversation between two Parsi’s. Once the vaccine is made, everyone will be getting it. It is very early to talk about this,” the SII said in a written statement. The firm will be partnering with Oxford and AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine once its ready for use.

“On distribution - once the vaccine trials are done and successful, it will be procured and distributed by the government so that people don’t have to buy it directly,” said the Pune-based firm announced.

Earlier on Sunday, Poonawalla while replied to entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala’s tweet where he proposed to have a “special quota” for Parsis, albeit on a “lighter note.” He tweeted, “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!”

SII has already received permission from the Drugs Conroller General of India (DCGI) for conducting phase II/III human clinical trials in India.

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