Bharat Biotech to hold Covaxin pre-submission meeting with WHO on June 23

ANIUpdated: Thursday, June 17, 2021, 01:55 PM IST
article-image
AFP Photo

New Delhi: Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech's pre-submission meeting has been scheduled on June 23 for evaluation of the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of its indigenous COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin.

Earlier, last month, Bharat Biotech had informed that it had submitted 90 per cent of the documentation needed for WHO's EUL. The rest of the documents are to be submitted this month.

The External Affairs Ministry is coordinating with Bharat Biotech to secure WHO recognition for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Covaxin is among three vaccines currently being administered in India against the COVID-19 pandemic.

India started the world's largest vaccination drive on January 16 this year in a phased manner with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated first. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) started on February 2.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for those over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions. India launched vaccination for all people aged more than 45 from April 1. Phase 3 of the vaccination drive was started on May 1 for the beneficiaries belonging to the age group 18-44.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Delhi Court discharges Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi

Delhi Court discharges Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi

Hyderabad: Professor attempts to rape foreign student, arrested after mass protest at university

Hyderabad: Professor attempts to rape foreign student, arrested after mass protest at university

West Bengal: 2 killed in bomb blast at TMC booth president’s Purba Medinipur residence

West Bengal: 2 killed in bomb blast at TMC booth president’s Purba Medinipur residence

On camera: Housekeeping staff throws 'recyclable' waste on tracks, video from moving Indian Railways...

On camera: Housekeeping staff throws 'recyclable' waste on tracks, video from moving Indian Railways...

All you need to know about building a successful career abroad as an Indian student

All you need to know about building a successful career abroad as an Indian student