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Never Exported Vaccines At Cost Of India, Says SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

New Delhi: Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday said vaccines were never exported at the cost of people of India, adding that there were commitments to Covax as well that had to be met so that doses could be distributed globally.

“We are amongst the two most populous countries in the world, a vaccination drive for such large population can’t be completed within 2-3 months, as several factors & challenges are involved. It’d take 2-3 yrs for entire world population to get fully vaccinated,” Poonawalla said in a statement.

The government said trials on Covaxin efficacy to begin in 10-12 days on children between 2-18 years of age