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Panel approves use of Covovax for 7-11 year olds

An expert panel of India’s central drug authority on Friday recommended granting emergency use authorisation to Serum Institute’s Covovax for children aged 7 to 11 years, official sources said.
The recommendation has been sent to Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval.
“The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the CDSCO deliberated on the EUA application of SII and recommended granting emergency use authorisation for Covovax for children aged 7 to 11 years,” an official source said.
The expert panel in its last meeting in April had sought more data from the Pune-based firm over the application.
The DCGI had approved Covovax for restricted use in emergency situations in adults on December 28 and in the 12 to 17 years age group subject to certain conditions on March 9.
The country began inoculating children aged 12-14 from March 16.

SourcePTI

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