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India starts vasal vaccines Today

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 23rd December, 2022 03:29:35 PM
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India starts vasal vaccines Today

New Delhi: The government today approved the inclusion of an intranasal Covid vaccine in the vaccination programme as a booster dose for adults. The inclusion comes amid a surge in cases in China and some other countries.

Here's your 5-point cheatsheet on the nasal vaccine:

 # The two-drop India-made nasal vaccine, iNCOVACC, will be introduced on the Co-WIN platform this evening.

 # The vaccine, manufactured by Bharat Biotech, will only be available at private centres for now.

 # Those who have taken Covishield and Covaxin can take the nasal vaccine as a heterologous booster dose.

 # In heterologous boosting, a person administered a different vaccine from the one that was used for the primary dose series.

 # The needle-free vaccine received approval of the Drugs Controller General of India in November for restricted use in an emergency situation.

Source: NDTV