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Covid vaccine should be available for public by April 2021: Serum Institute CEO

IndiaTimes Friday, 20 November 2020 ()
Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla on Thursday said the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine should be available for healthcare workers and elderly people by around February 2021 and by April for the general public, and will be priced at a maximum of Rs 1,000 for two necessary doses for the public, depending on the final trial results and regulatory approvals.
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