Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech on Friday said that it has received reports of COVID-19 vaccines other than Covaxin are being administered in children of age group 15-18 years in the country. The Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer urged healthcare workers to ensure administration of Covaxin as it is the only approved COVID vaccine for this particular population category.Also Read – Assam Issues New Curbs Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases; No Physical Classes In Schools Till Jan 30. Details HERE
“We have received several reports of other COVID-19 vaccines being administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group. We humbly request healthcare workers to be highly vigilant and ensure that only Covaxin is administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group,” read a Bharat Biotech release. Also Read – Co-WIN Prohibits Use Of Same ID For Multiple Beneficiaries, Clarifies Health Ministry Officer
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“Covaxin received approval based on a 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. The COVID-19 vaccination for those aged 15 to 18 years started in the country from January 3, 2022.
(With inputs from ANI)
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