Covid-19 manufacturing roundup: Indian manufacturer waives vaccine protections for migrants; EMA gives go-ahead for French J&J production site
Amid fears that millions of migrants may not have access to Covid-19 vaccines from Covax following liability fears, the Serum Institute of India has announced that it will waive its protection from legal liabilities for any AstraZeneca-Oxford doses it provides to the program, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Covishield can now be allocated to the Covax Humanitarian Buffer, a program designed to ensure that the most vulnerable portions of populations, such as conflict zones or humanitarian settings that are not able to be reached by government vaccination campaigns, are not left behind. Gavi sees it most effective in areas that have been impacted by state failure or areas controlled by groups that are not the government. Asylum seekers, refugees, detainees, and people who are stateless are all eligible.
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