The Indian drug regulator had granted a limited emergency use license to Covovax on March 9, for a period of 12 to 17 years, subject to certain conditions.

Serum Institute of India has urged the Union government to include Covovax in the national COVID-19 vaccination program to immunize those aged 12 and older, official sources said Tuesday.

The Pune-based SII said it wants to supply Covovax to private hospitals at Rs 900 per dose plus GST and is also waiting for instructions to deliver the vaccine to the center but has not mentioned the price.

The Indian drug regulator had granted Covovax a limited emergency use license for ages 12 to 17 under certain conditions on March 9 and for ages 18 and over on December 28.

In a letter to Health Minister Rajesh Bhushan, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at SII Prakash Kumar Singh, private companies, educational institutions, civil society organizations, central government organizations and public sector enterprises are asking Covovax to protect their staff, families and children. vaccinate. an official source said.

Singh is also informed that the Pune-based company has set the price of Covovax for delivery to private hospitals at a rate of Rs 900 plus GST per dose.

“In addition, we await your kind directions for the delivery of our Covovax vaccine to the Government of India,” Singh said in his letter.

“Under the visionary leadership of our CEO Adar C Poonawalla, on Dec. 28, we developed, manufactured, and obtained emergency use consent from our National Regulatory Agency for those aged 18 and over for another world-class Covovax vaccine for ages 18 and older, and for children. in the age group of 12 to 17 years on March 9, 2022,” an official source quoted Singh as saying in the letter.

He has also requested the necessary changes on the CoWIN portal for the addition of the Covovax vaccine to inoculate humans.

The COVID vaccination for children between the ages of 12 and 14 will take effect from Wednesday. The vaccine to be given to this age group is Corbevax, manufactured by Biological E. Limited of Hyderabad.


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