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COVAX vaccine begins shipping from India facility

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In the push for a broad global rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, the first batches of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine made in India today began shipping to countries that are part of COVAX, a program to support the development of vaccines and ensure their equitable distribution.Vaccine batches bound for AfricaThe World Health Organization's (WHO's) South East Asia office said on Twitter today that the first batches rolled out from India's Serum Institute in Pune.The move comes a week after the WHO listed versions of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine made in India and South Korea for emergency use, which paves the way for the vaccine to be distributed by the COVAX program.

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