Saturday, 04 December 2021 10:27 GMT

No approval for COVAXIN yet as WHO seeks more data


(MENAFN- NewsBytes) The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again postponed granting emergency approval to COVAXIN, India's indigenous vaccine against the coronavirus. The global health body has sought more technical data from Bharat Biotech to conduct a final "risk-benefit assessment." The technical advisory group of WHO will now meet on November 3 for a final assessment. Here are more details on this.

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A WHO approval for COVAXIN will help the vaccine gain wider acceptance around the world. It will allow Bharat Biotech to start widely exporting the vaccine and let people fully vaccinated with the jab to travel abroad without facing restrictions. Notably, many Indians, especially students who received this vaccine, have been facing issues in traveling abroad.

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