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Historic Day, Says SII CEO Poonawalla as He Gets Covishield Jab

A screengrab of the video posted by Adar Poonwalla taking a a shot of the Covishield vaccine.

A screengrab of the video posted by Adar Poonwalla taking a a shot of the Covishield vaccine.

Covishield is developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India.

As the COVID-19 inoculation drive rolled out across India on Saturday, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla joined the healthcare workers in getting the Covishield vaccine shot. Poonawalla shared a small video of him receiving the jab on Twitter.

"I wish India & Sri @narendramodi ji great success in launching the world's largest COVID vaccination roll-out. It brings me great pride that #COVISHIELD is part of this historic effort & to endorse its safety & efficacy, I join our health workers in taking the vaccine myself," he tweeted.

Covishield is developed by Oxford University and British-Swedish company AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Pune-based SII.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching the world's largest vaccination drive against the pandemic.

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first published:January 16, 2021, 14:55 IST
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