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Corbevax, Biological E’s COVID-19 Vaccine, Receives Emergency Use Approval For 12-18 Age Group

With this, Corbevax became India's third homegrown vaccine, to receive an emergency use approval in India for use in adolescents. 

Updated: February 21, 2022 7:22 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Sanstuti Nath

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New Delhi: The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on Monday granted an emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical giant Biological E Ltd’s coronavirus vaccine Corbevax for use in children aged 12 to 18 years. With this, Corbevax became India’s third homegrown vaccine, to receive an emergency use approval in India for use in adolescents.

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According to Biological E Limited, Corbevax vaccine is India’s first indigenously developed Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) Protein sub-unit vaccine against COVID-19.

The DCGI has already approved Corbevax for restricted use in an emergency situation in adults on December 28. However, it has not been included in the country’s vaccination drive yet.

The Corbevax vaccine is administered through intramuscular route with two doses scheduled 28 days apart and is stored at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius and presented as 0.5 ml (single dose) and 5 ml (10 doses) vial pack.

According to the Health Ministry, the company has conducted phase 1/2, 2/3 clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in the country. Further, it has conducted a phase 3 active comparator clinical trial to evaluate superiority against Covishield vaccine, it said.

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Published Date: February 21, 2022 6:24 PM IST

Updated Date: February 21, 2022 7:22 PM IST