SII gets order for 11 million vaccine doses, trucks ready for transportation


The process of transporting Covishield vaccine began on Monday after the Serum Institute of India (SII) received the Centre’s initial purchase order for 11 million doses at Rs 200 per dose. This makes the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being manufactured by SII, the first Covid-19 vaccine to be used for India’s mass immunization programme.