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Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech's nasal booster dose trials get approval

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 28th January, 2022 03:42:25 PM
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New Delhi: Vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech has received approval to conduct Phase-III clinical trials of an intranasal booster dose on people who have received both doses of Covaxin.
The Drug Controller General of India today gave the go-ahead for the Phase-III trials. The trials will be conducted at nine locations in the country.

An intranasal vaccine as a booster will be easier to administer in mass vaccination drives.

Bharat Biotech has said that the nasal vaccine, BBV154, stimulates immune responses at the the site of infection -- the nose -- and is very effective in blocking infection and transmission of Covid-19.

It has also underlined how easily a nasal vaccine can be administered and the fact that it would not need trained healthcare workers.

The Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer had last month sought the drug regulator's approval to conduct phase-III trials of the nasal vaccine.   

 

Source: NDTV