What is the name of the pneumococcal vaccine, developed in India?

  • Serum Institute of India has developed a pneumococcal vaccine, ‘Pneumosil‘.
  • It is India’s first fully indigenously developed pneumococcal vaccine.
  • Serum Institute of India was founded by Cyrus Poonawalla in 1966.
  • Serum Institute of India Headquarters of Serum Institute located in Pune.
  • Serum Institute of India has tied up with pharma firm AstraZeneca, which is developing a vaccine named ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 in partnership with Oxford University.
  • Serum Institute would provide 10 crore (100 million) doses of the vaccine in India and other low and middle-income countries.
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