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India suspends AstraZeneca exports, WHO seeks to fill vaccine gap left by India

By Online Desk , in Health , at May 4, 2021



New Delhi: The World Health Organization is in talks with donors including the United States, as it seeks to fill the gap left in the COVAX dose-sharing programme by India.

India has suspended exports of AstraZeneca (AZN.L) doses, senior WHO officials said on Monday, as quoted by ToloNews.

WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a news conference that In the next few months they do not expect Serum (Institute of India) to be able to supply the kind of (doses) originally predicted.

“There was no firm date for resumption of Indian vaccine exports amid its COVID-19 crisis,” Bruce Aylward, a WHO senior adviser, said.




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