United Kingdom has added Covishield to its list of approved vaccines


Posted on 22 September 2021


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The Covishield vaccine, developed by the Serum Institute of India, has been approved by the United Kingdom. The recognition will take effect on October 4 at 4 a.m. The Hindu, on the other hand, was told that the debate over vaccination certificates is still ongoing. The development comes a day after External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar met with his British counterpart Liz Truss and asked the United Kingdom to resolve quarantine rules that require Indian visitors to the United Kingdom to be quarantined for 10 days at home “regardless of vaccination status.” According to The Hindu, recognition of the Covishield vaccine is not a problem because the United Kingdom had concerns with the vaccination certificates provided. Officials from the United Kingdom's High Commission claimed they were still in talks with India's government "over vaccination certifications," implying that a final decision on whether India should be added to the list of recognised vaccine administrators has not yet been reached. The vaccine must be given 14 days prior to travel to the United Kingdom.


Key Points


  • The Covishield vaccine, developed by the Serum Institute of India, has been approved by the United Kingdom.

  • The recognition will take effect on October 4 at 4 a.m.


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