SII

As on Day-90 of the vaccination drive (15th April, 2021), 27,30,359 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 21,70,144 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 39,280 sessions for first dose and 5,60,215 beneficiaries received second dose of vaccine, it said.

The fire, which broke out at Serum Institute of India's fifth floor building was brought under control in two hours, police said. Meanwhile, SII CEO Adar Poonawalla said that Covishield vaccine production won''t be hit due to the fire.

Poonawalla said many countries have been writing to India and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for vaccines to be supplied from Serum Institute to their countries.

The SII is the first indigenous company that has sought emergency approval for the vaccine developed along with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University.

SII has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for the vaccine candidate 'Covidshield'.

Experts say a sustained behavioural change is required at least till there is a safe and effective vaccine.