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DCGI approves three COVID vaccines for kids aged above five years

The approval has been granted to Covaxin, ZyCov-D and Corbevax

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The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved three COVID-19 vaccines for children who are aged above five years.

The health regulator has given the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to ZyCoV-D by Zydus Lifesciences, which is a two-dose vaccine. It will be administered to those aged 12 years and above.

Apart from it, the DCGI has also approved Covaxin manufactured by Bharat Biotech and Corbevax by Biological E.

While Covaxin has been approved for children aged between six and 12 years, Corbevax has got the approval for those who belong to the five-to-12-year age group.

 

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