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Monkeypox won't be pandemic as big as COVID, we're working on vaccine: Adar Poonawalla
India

Monkeypox won't be pandemic as big as COVID, we're working on vaccine: Adar Poonawalla

The SII CEO was honoured with the 'Amrit Ratna Samman' at the News18 India event in Delhi on Tuesday

Why Serum Institute’s qHPV vaccine, India’s first against cervical cancer, is a game-changer
Health

Why Serum Institute’s qHPV vaccine, India’s first against cervical cancer, is a game-changer

Cervavac, India’s first vaccine to fight cervical cancer, has received a nod from the DCGI. To be launched later in the year, this vaccine will be both affordable and accessible for millions of women vulnerable to the disease

SII might have to destroy 200 million COVID-19 vaccines due to oversupply, says Adar Poonawalla
Health

SII might have to destroy 200 million COVID-19 vaccines due to oversupply, says Adar Poonawalla

The Serum Institute of India’s chief executive is advocating a global pandemic treaty and proposing that next time there is a framework for leaders to work with rather than having to negotiate

Invest in making Tesla cars in India, Adar Poonawalla to Elon Musk
India

Invest in making Tesla cars in India, Adar Poonawalla to Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the world's richest individual, recently struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion

SII's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax now available for children in India: Adar Poonawalla
India

SII's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax now available for children in India: Adar Poonawalla

SII's CEO Adar Poonawalla said the vaccine is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'vision of providing yet another vaccine to protect our children'

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach
Business

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach

He pointed out that there is rising vaccine fatigue among the public as the main reason for the low off-take of the vaccines even after the firm has massively slashed the price from Rs 600 to Rs 225 a dose

COVID-19: Indian vaccines better than Pfizer, Moderna, says Adar Poonawalla
India

COVID-19: Indian vaccines better than Pfizer, Moderna, says Adar Poonawalla

The COVID-19 vaccines which have been made in India are providing more protection against the disease than mRNA vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna, said Adar Poonawalla

COVID-19: Indian vaccines sold in Europe for first time, says Adar Poonawalla; lauds Centre's work during pandemic
India

COVID-19: Indian vaccines sold in Europe for first time, says Adar Poonawalla; lauds Centre's work during pandemic

On 9 April, Poonawalla said in a tweet that SII had decided to revise the price of Covishield vaccine for private hospitals from Rs 600 to Rs 225 per dose

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for its rBCG tuberculosis vaccine
India

Serum Institute seeks emergency use authorisation for its rBCG tuberculosis vaccine

India's TB immunisation programme currently offers BCG vaccination at birth or as early as possible till one year of age

Why India's vaccine advisory body recommends reducing second-dose gap for Covishield
India

Why India's vaccine advisory body recommends reducing second-dose gap for Covishield

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has recommended that the gap between the first and second dose of Covishield should be reduced to eight to 16 weeks, from the current gap of 12 to 16

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla urges Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated, tweet goes viral
India

Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla urges Novak Djokovic to get vaccinated, tweet goes viral

World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was barred from participating in the Australian Open as he refused to get vaccinated against coronavirus

SII asks Centre to reduce gap between second and precaution COVID-19 dose; what is the global mandate for booster shot
India

SII asks Centre to reduce gap between second and precaution COVID-19 dose; what is the global mandate for booster shot

The current gap between the two doses is nine months. The Centre had revised the guidelines for officials on election duty who can now be vaccinated 90 days after their second dose

Adar Poonawalla shares meme on Twitter, urges people to take COVID-19 booster shots
India

Adar Poonawalla shares meme on Twitter, urges people to take COVID-19 booster shots

The video emphasises the usefulness of the COVID-19 vaccine against the new virus variants.

Serum Institute pledges over $66 million to Oxford University for vaccine research centre
India

Serum Institute pledges over $66 million to Oxford University for vaccine research centre

The main focus of the research taking place in the Poonawalla Building will be vaccinology and it will house over 300 research scientists

Serum Institute to launch COVID vaccine for children in six months, says Adar Poonawalla
India

Serum Institute to launch COVID vaccine for children in six months, says Adar Poonawalla

He said that Covovax is under trial and has shown excellent data all the way down to the age group of three years

Switzerland, Germany, six other EU countries include Covishield in ‘Green Pass’ list
India

Switzerland, Germany, six other EU countries include Covishield in ‘Green Pass’ list

Covishield latest news: India had said on Wednesday that it would recognise EU’s digital Covid certificate on a reciprocal basis and would not accept it until the 27-member EU does the same for Covishield and Covaxin

'Take up inclusion of Covishield in vaccination passport with EU': Serum Institute urges Centre
India

'Take up inclusion of Covishield in vaccination passport with EU': Serum Institute urges Centre

Poonawalla on Monday said he has taken up the issues faced by Indians who have taken the Covishield jab travelling to the EU at the "highest levels"

'Hope to resolve soon,' says SII's Adar Poonawalla after Covishield is not included in EMA's vaccine list for Green Pass
India

'Hope to resolve soon,' says SII's Adar Poonawalla after Covishield is not included in EMA's vaccine list for Green Pass

Poonawalla’s tweet came amid reports that travellers vaccinated with Covishield may not be eligible for the European Union’s 'green pass', a document that is meant for easy travel within and to the group of countries

SII manufacturing first batch of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax, says Adar Poonawalla
India

SII manufacturing first batch of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine Covovax, says Adar Poonawalla

In March, Poonawalla had said that the clinical trials of the Covovax vaccine have begun in India and the company hopes to launch it by September this year

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra government to assure requisite security for Adar Poonawalla
India

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra government to assure requisite security for Adar Poonawalla

The SII CEO recently went to London after he claimed to have received threats from ‘powerful people’ seeking vaccine doses on priority