Receiving reports that 15-18 age group being administered vaccine other than Covaxin- Bharat Biotech

  • | Tuesday | 18th January, 2022

Hyderabad, Jan 18 (PTI): Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said it is receiving several reports that children in the age group 15 to 18 are being administered COVID-19 vaccine other than Covaxin. Requesting the health workers to be vigilant and ensure that only Covaxin is administered to that particular age group, Bharat Biotech in a twitter post said its vaccine is the only approved COVID-19 jab to be administered to children in the age group between 15 and 18. "We have received several additional reports of individuals in the 15-18 year age group being administered unapproved COVID-19 vaccines," the company said. Covaxin received approval based on thorough clinical trial evaluation for safety and immunogenicity in the 2-18 years age group. Currently it is the only COVID-19 vaccine in India approved for children, it added. PTI GDK BN BN

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