Bharat Biotech has secured a fresh Letter of Comfort from the Centre for another 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin. Out of the 45 lakh doses, the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker will be supplying over eight lakh to some of the friendly countries such as Mauritius, Philippines and Myanmar, free of cost as good will gesture. Bharat Biotech said it has also donated 16.5 lakh doses to the Government of India.
After having received the government purchase order for 55lakh doses, Bharat Biotech shipped the first batch of vaccines (each vial containing 20 doses) to Gannavaram (Vijayawada), Guwahati, Patna, Delhi, Kurukshetra, Bangalore, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Jaipur, Chennai and Lucknow. The supplies from the company depend on the orders being placed by the government.
Bharat Biotech is a pioneering biotechnology company known for its world-class R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Their mission is to deliver affordable, safe and high-quality vaccines and bio-therapeutics that help people prevail over diseases.