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WHO approves India’s Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

GENEVA, Nov 3: The World Health Organization (WHO), on Wednesday, has granted approval for emergency use of India’s government-backed Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin. In a statement, the organization said that its advisory team gave a green light for the vaccine to be listed for emergency use under the EUL procedure. It also noted that the vaccine was recommended for use in two doses, with a dose interval of four weeks, in all age groups 18 and above. Available data on vaccination of pregnant women with the vaccine are insufficient to assess vaccine safety or efficacy in pregnancy, it added.(KUNA)

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