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 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.