India, March 3 -- Serum Institute of India's executive director Natasha Poonawalla received the first shot of her company's Covishield vaccine on Tuesday. "Proud to take the jab. Only after thorough rounds of local and international clinical trials, #Covishield vaccines were deemed safe and effective," Adar Poonawalla's wife Natasha posted on Instagram with a photo of her getting the shot.

Serum Institute of India has also delivered the first batch of vaccines to COVAX- the global initiative, which will ensure equitable distribution of vaccines to poor countries.

"The #COVAX program ensures safe and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines globally. After all no one is safe, until everyone is safe," Natasha wrote on Instagram.

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