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Bharat Biotech must address WHO’s Covaxin supply suspension to avoid EUL cancellation, says MEA

In a communication to Dr V K Paul, Member (health), NITI Aayog, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said many issues about vaccines and international travel by Indians have arisen and these must be addressed immediately

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Weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended the supply of Covaxin through UN procurement agencies, the MEA suggested that vaccine-maker Bharat Biotech addresses the issue immediately to avoid cancellation of the world health body’s emergency use approval for the jab.

In a communication to Dr V K Paul, Member (health), NITI Aayog, the convenor of a key empowered group on COVID vaccination, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said many issues about vaccines and international travel by Indians have arisen and these must be addressed immediately.

“The issues pertain to m-RNA based booster dose requirement by countries which, in e