Serum Institute of India (SII) said it will ship AstraZeneca vaccine to Canada in ‘less than a month’
“As we await regulatory approvals from Canada, I assure you, @SerumInstIndia will fly out #COVISHIELD to Canada in less than a month; I’m on it!”, said Adar Poonawalla, CEO, SII on Twitter.
India boasts of several vaccine manufacturing facilities and is fast emerging as a key supplier to the world.
Canada does not yet have a vaccine manufacturing facility of its own and is reliant on foreign suppliers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week assured Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that India would do its best to supply Canada with the vaccines, potentially easing shortages faced in the country.
Canada has so far ordered vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.