New Delhi: Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that Indians who have accepted the Cow Shield will also come to the UK. He said he saw no reason in the European Union’s decision to exclude those who received 19 vaccines from the Indian-made AstraZeneca Kovid vaccine from the Green Pass list. He added that 5 million people in the UK are believed to have received the Covshield vaccine, which was developed at the Serum Institute.
Only those who have received the vaccines issued by the European Union Green Pass will be allowed to travel in the Member States. CoviShield is a vaccine developed by global drug maker AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford in the UK. Although the vaccine is widely used in European countries, it is distributed under the name Vaccaviria.
Currently the only vaccine approved by the European Medical Agency is Vaccaviria, a vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. This is the cause of the problems. Although this may be seen as a technical problem, it will hamper the travel of Indians until the CowShield is approved. Other countries where India has been vaccinated have a similar problem.
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But Boris Johnson’s announcement is reassuring for Indians going to Britain. Many Indians go to the UK for study and work. Britain’s decision, which is not currently part of the European Union, is unlikely to affect other countries.
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Story first published: Saturday, July 3, 2021, 1:13 [IST]