An AstraZeneca vaccine production line.
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The world’s largest vaccine maker by volume, Serum Institute of India, has been told to meet domestic demand for Covid-19 shots first — before distributing them overseas.
The move implies that foreign governments could face order delays from the company as it places India’s needs ahead of others.
“Dear countries & governments, as you await #COVISHIELD supplies, I humbly request you to please be patient,” CEO Adar Poonawalla tweeted.
He said the Serum Institute of India (SII) “has been directed to prioritise the huge needs of India and along with that balance the needs of the rest of the world. We are trying our…