SunstarTV Bureau: The central government has disapproved the authorisation of Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine to people below 18 years of age.
Earlier, it had approved for children above the age of 12 years by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
The document of permission to the Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm signed by the DCGI clearly states that, “active immunisation against Corona Virus Disease (Covid-19) for age above 12 years when administered in two doses interval of day 0 and day 28”.
At the same time, another Corona vaccine, Covishield by Serum Institute of India (SII), was permitted to people above 18 years of age.
According to the officials, the provision was soon withdrawn and revised by the drug licensing authority. The sources privy to the development told IANS that this certain condition approved for Covaxin was flagged to the drug regulatory authority and soon it was rebuked.
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