I Got India’s Covishield Vaccine, Says UNGA President Abdulla Shahid - Odisha Bytes

I Got India’s Covishield Vaccine, Says UNGA President Abdulla Shahid

United Nations: The 76th session of the UN General Assembly president, Abdulla Shahid said that he has taken two jabs of Covishield vaccine manufactured in India.

The Covishield vaccine developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India.

“On vaccines, that’s a very technical question you have asked me. I got Covishield from India, I’ve got the two doses. I don’t know how many countries would say that Covishield is acceptable or not, but a large portion of the countries have got Covishield,” Shahid was quoted as saying in a press conference here by news agency PTI on Friday.

“And I’ve survived. But let someone else, a medical person make that call, not me,” he further said.

India has so far exported over 66 million vaccine doses to close to 100 countries through grants, commercial shipments and the COVAX facility.

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