UK AZ vs Indian AZ vaccine

There are no quality issues with this product. The product has been authorised and is approved by the MHRA under the AstraZeneca brand. The Indian manufactured AZ vaccine is exactly the same as the batches manufactured in Europe and there is no difference in efficacy or safety. It is just manufactured elsewhere.

As with all other medicines, the MHRA ensures that all batches and manufacturers of vaccines meet the same high standards of quality, safety and efficacy before they can be used in the UK.

The issues reported in the media relate to international travel to Europe which the government will be resolving.