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Serum Institute asks government for $403 million to boost AstraZeneca vaccine output

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 7 April 2021 ()
The Serum Institute of India has asked the government for a grant of 30 billion rupees ($402.97 million) to increase its capacity to make AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine. It is seeking the money to ramp up monthly production to more than 100 million doses by the end of May, the government said in a statement on Wednesday, noting output was currently around 65-70 million doses a month.
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