Thursday, September 23, 2021
Home COVID-19 DCGI Allows Covaxin Trials For Children Above 12, Covishield Above 18

DCGI Allows Covaxin Trials For Children Above 12, Covishield Above 18

- Advertisement -

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the use of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children aged 12 years and above, while Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covishield manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has been allowed for use among people who are 18 years and above.
Both the vaccines got approval for emergency use authorisation on Sunday. They’re both administered in two doses, the DCGI said in the permission letter.
This allows the vaccines to be offered to healthcare workers and frontline workers in India. The government has said that 3 crore such personnel, considered to be at a greater risk from the virus will be given the jab for free. However, which of the two vaccines approved will be given to these personnel is not yet known.
Although both vaccines have received the green light from the Indian government, they’re both yet to complete Phase-3 trial, under which a vaccine is administered to volunteers at multiple locations across the country.
However, the vaccine’s efficacy in Indian volunteers was comparable to that tested in overseas trials, said a statement from the Health Ministry.
SII’s CEO Adar Poonawalla said the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine ‘Covishield’ will be sold to the Indian government at Rs 200 per dose and Rs 1,000 per dose to the private buyers.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
Stay Connected
16,985FansLike
2,458FollowersFollow
61,453SubscribersSubscribe
Must Read

Won’t Let Anybody Divide India: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee loves tearing into the BJP despite allegations she has a friendly understanding with the saffron party. On Wednesday,...
- Advertisement -

Zoya Akhtar Is Redefining Cinema In Her Own Right: Adarsh Gourav

Mumbai: The breakout star of our film industry, Adarsh Gourav is a phenomenal actor who has received numerous accolades for his work in The...

Sonam Kapoor Steals Thunder At The Business of Fashion Show on Bloomberg Quicktake

London: Credited for redefining the fashion game of the industry, actress Sonam Kapoor always makes headlines for her panache for styling. Currently, the actress...

Protests From India Force UK To Allow Entry To Covishield Vaccinated Travellers

New Delhi: Amid protests from India, the UK has revised its travel policy to include Covishield as an approved vaccine for travellers from India. NDTV...
Related News

Won’t Let Anybody Divide India: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee loves tearing into the BJP despite allegations she has a friendly understanding with the saffron party. On Wednesday,...

Zoya Akhtar Is Redefining Cinema In Her Own Right: Adarsh Gourav

Mumbai: The breakout star of our film industry, Adarsh Gourav is a phenomenal actor who has received numerous accolades for his work in The...

Sonam Kapoor Steals Thunder At The Business of Fashion Show on Bloomberg Quicktake

London: Credited for redefining the fashion game of the industry, actress Sonam Kapoor always makes headlines for her panache for styling. Currently, the actress...

Protests From India Force UK To Allow Entry To Covishield Vaccinated Travellers

New Delhi: Amid protests from India, the UK has revised its travel policy to include Covishield as an approved vaccine for travellers from India. NDTV...

All Well Between Prabhas & Pooja Hegde On Radhe Shyam Set

Mumbai: Prabhas and Pooja Hegde’s big canvas, romantic drama Radhe Shyam is all set to release in theatres nationwide on Makar Sankranti next year. Directed...
- Advertisement -

3 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here