Request to be Highly Vigilant: Bharat Biotech on Reports of ‘Other Vaccines’ Being Administered to Teens

The COVID-19 vaccination for those aged 15 to 18 years started in the country from January 3, 2022.

Published: January 8, 2022 9:59 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Priyanka

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Covaxin is the only COVID-19 vaccine in India approved for this age group.

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech on Friday said that it has received reports of COVID-19 vaccines other than Covaxin are being administered in children of age group 15-18 years in the country. The Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer urged healthcare workers to ensure administration of Covaxin as it is the only approved COVID vaccine for this particular population category.

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“We have received several reports of other COVID-19 vaccines being administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group. We humbly request healthcare workers to be highly vigilant and ensure that only Covaxin is administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group,” read a Bharat Biotech release.

“Covaxin received approval based on a thorough clinical trial evaluation for safety and immunogenicity in the 2-18 years age group. Currently, it is the only COVID-19 vaccine in India approved for children,” it added. The COVID-19 vaccination for those aged 15 to 18 years started in the country from January 3, 2022.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Published Date: January 8, 2022 9:59 PM IST