Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla receives Covishield shot

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla took a shot of the Covishield coronavirus vaccine on Saturday morning. He took to Twitter and shared a video on his account of taking the Covishield vaccine himself. He said that it brings him pride that Covishield is part of this historic effort. Covishield is one of the two coronavirus vaccines, along with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, that have been rolled out in the country in the immunisation process. India’s coronavirus vaccination drive was launched on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla today wished the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi great success as the country began one of the world’s largest vaccination drive. “I wish India & Sri @narendramodi ji great success in launching the world’s largest COVID vaccination roll-out. It brings me great pride that #COVISHIELD is part of this historic effort & to endorse it’s safety & efficacy, I join our health workers in taking the vaccine myself,” Adar Poonawala wrote on Twitter. Earlier in the day, All India Institute of Medical Sciences chief Dr Randeep Guleria took the coronavirus vaccine. He was the third person to be administered the shot, after a sanitation worker and a healthcare worker. The vaccine beneficiaries would now require to take another shot in a matter of a month.