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Raft of Indian pharma firms set to produce Sputnik V vaccine

By Jane Byrne

The RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, and India based, Virchow Biotech Private Limited, have today announced a partnership to produce and supply a minimum of 200 million doses of the Russia developed Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.


France ramps up COVID-19 vaccine production

By Rachel Arthur

Three COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing sites are set to start production in France in the coming weeks: while the French government is seeking to boost further production with a €300m ($363m) initiative announced on Monday.

Care home residents and workers are first in line for the COVID-19 vaccine. Pic:getty/interstid

UK rolls out COVID-19 vaccine: Who gets the first doses?

By Rachel Arthur

With the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the UK yesterday, the roll out of the first 800,000 doses will begin next week. 'We have spent months preparing for this day, so that as soon as we got the green light we would be ready to go,'...