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Bharat Biotech asked to provide more data on Covaxin for below 12-year-olds

ANI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 22, 2022, 12:00 pm IST
Updated Apr 22, 2022, 12:00 pm IST
A medic shows a vial containing doses of Covaxin, at a government hospital, in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)
 A medic shows a vial containing doses of Covaxin, at a government hospital, in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has asked Bharat Biotech for additional data on its COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, for administering it to children aged between 2-12 years, sources said.

This development comes after the Subject Expert Committee discussed recommendations for the restricted emergency of Covaxin in children aged between 2-12 years.

No recommendations have been made as of now, sources told ANI.

However, the SEC, after a meeting on Thursday, has recommended restricted emergency use of Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine, Corbevax, in children aged 5-12 years, said sources. Now DCGI will be giving approval for its emergency use authorisation.

The Corbevax vaccine is currently being administered to children in the age group of 12-14 years.

The vaccination drive for children in the age group of 15-18 years commenced on January 3 this year. They are being administered Covaxin.

The drive later expanded on March 16 to include children aged between 12-14 years. They are being administered Corbevax.
Overall, India is currently administering two COVID-19 vaccines to children above 12 years.

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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