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UK to add India’s Covaxin to approved list of vaccines from November 22

New Delhi | Hyderabad-based pharma major Bharat Biotech’s Covid vaccine Covaxin will be added to the UK government’s approved list of vaccines for international travellers from November 22. “From 4 a.m. on Monday 22 November, the government will recognise vaccines on the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing,” said the UK government’s new travel guidelines. The […]

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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin gets WHO’s nod

New Delhi | The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday granted Emergency Use Listing approval to India’s indigenously-developed Covid vaccine, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. The global health group’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) issued the final decision. The WHO, in a tweet, said: “WHO has granted emergency use listing (EUL) to Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech, adding to […]

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After Australia, 5 more countries recognise India’s Covaxin

New Delhi | After Australia recognised Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for allowing entry of travellers who had received the vaccine, five more countries on Monday recognised India’s vaccine certificate. These five countries recognised both Covaxin and Covishield. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that five more countries have recognised India’s vaccination certificate, including Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, State […]

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Australia adds India’s ‘Covaxin’ to list of recognised vaccines

New Delhi | Australia on Monday recognised Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for allowing entry of travellers who had received the vaccine. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Australian drug regulator, announced that it has recognised two more Covid-19 vaccines not registered in Australia but used widely internationally, which includes Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and BBIBP-CorV (manufactured by Sinopharm, […]


Let’s wait for WHO on Covaxin, SC on plea for re-vaccination by Covishield

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Friday said it will wait for the WHO’s decision on indigenous vaccine Covaxin’s recognition, before taking up a plea seeking permission for voluntary re-vaccination with Covishield, for those fully vaccinated with Covaxin, so as to enable them to travel abroad. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observed that […]

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WHO body seeks more clarification to decide on Covaxin EUL

New Delhi | The World Health Organization (WHO) has sought additional data to decide on much awaited Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to Covid vaccine Covaxin. The Technical Advisory Group of WHO has sought additional clarification from vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech to decide on granting EUL approval to Covaxin, said a source. The WHO’s Technical Advisory Group […]