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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 […]

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DCGI okays study on mixing Covaxin & Covishield, trial in Vellore

New Delhi | The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given the approval to conduct a study on mixing of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines. The step has been taken to boost the mass vaccination drive against the coronavirus across the nation. The DCGI has said that the study and its clinical trials will be conducted by […]

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Covaxin receives Good Manufacturing Practice compliance certificate from Hungary

Hyderabad | Bharat Biotech announced on Thursday that it’s Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, has received a certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance from the Hungarian authorities. The approval has been received from the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition, Hungary, certifying the GMP for the manufacture of Covaxin. The certificate of GMP is now listed on […]

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Covaxin effectively neutralises Alpha, Delta variants: US top body

Washington | Covaxin’s Covid-19 jab, developed and manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, generates antibodies that can effectively neutralise the Alpha (B117) and Delta (B1617) variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, the US National Institutes of Health has said citing results from two studies of blood serum from people who received the shots. Covaxin comprises a […]