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  • 02 January, 2021

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Covishield and COVID Vaccine

Covishield and COVID Vaccine

  • Covishield, the vaccine candidate from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, was approved by a subject expert committee (SEC) of the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).
  • The SEC gives its recommendation to the DCGI which is the approving authority for drugs and vaccines.
  • Similar to that in the United Kingdom, we’ve approved the vaccine to be given in two doses 4-12 weeks apart.

  • Covishield, which is similar to the ‘Oxford vaccine’ developed by the Oxford University vaccine group and marketed by AstraZeneca, was approved by the health regulator in the U.K. under emergency use conditions. Under this, the company is allowed to deploy its vaccines to priority groups and then the larger public, even though a full safety assessment hasn’t been completed.

Source: TH


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