Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine to Cost Maximum Rs 1,000 for 2 Doses, Says Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla

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Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla has said the Oxford COVID vaccine should be available for healthcare workers & the elderly by around Feb 2021. It will be available for the general public by April 2021.

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"It will probably take two or three years for every Indian to get inoculated, not just because of the supply constraints but because you need the budget, the vaccine, logistics, infrastructure and then, people should be willing to take the vaccine. So these are the factors that lead up to being able to vaccinate 80-90 per cent of the population. It will be 2024 for everybody, if willing to take a two-dose vaccine, to be vaccinated," Poonawalla said.