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India may commence COVID-19 vaccination drive by Jan, normal life will resume by Oct: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

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Adar Poonawala said that the government wants to procure 300-400 million doses by July 2021
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As India inches closer towards a Covid vaccine, Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla spoke on the challenge of vaccinating every Indian. Poonawalla said that many private players should be brought in to partner with the government and their distribution networks will surely help. He added...

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