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  • 31 December, 2020

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COVID Vaccine: UK approves Oxford vaccine

COVID Vaccine: the UK approves Oxford vaccine

  • The COVID-19 vaccine by Oxford University and AstraZeneca has been approved for emergency supply in the U.K.
  • This is significant for India, as the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has tied up with AstraZeneca to deploy the vaccine in the country.
  • Unlike the Pfizer vaccine which needs to be stored at -70 and -80 degree Celsius, Oxford can be stored at 2-8 degrees Celsius.
  • Mr Poonawala said the Oxford vaccine will be priced at a maximum of Rs. 1000 for 2 doses for the public, depending on the final trial results and regulatory approvals.

Source: TH


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