In Diwali gift, WHO finally grants emergency use listing to Covaxin
The Times of India Delhi|November 04, 2021
After a long wait, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday gave a Diwali gift to millions of vaccinated Indians by finally granting emergency use listing (EUL) to Covaxin.
Swati.Bharadwaj

Hyderabad: The nod has been given for all those aged 18 and above but does not apply to pregnant women. The nod has come at a time when close to 20 countries have already recognised Covaxin. Recently, an official from the WHO had said the organisation trusts Indian industry, indicating that the approval was on the cards.

The approval not only opens the doors of countries around the globe to use Covaxin in their immunisation programmes, but also comes as a major respite to those who had taken two doses of the vaccine but were still facing restrictions in travelling abroad. ‘The technical advisory group, convened by the WHO and made up of regulatory experts from around the world, has determined that the #Covaxin vaccine meets WHO standards for protection against #COVID19, that the benefit of the vaccine far outweighs risks & the vaccine can be used globally,” the WHO said in a tweet.

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