Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine likely to get approval in India

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine 'Covishield' is likely to get approval for emergency use today. The expert panel meeting that was conducted on Friday afternoon with the aim to make a call on the emergency use authorization sought by the Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech for their coronavirus vaccine candidates may get a nod very soon. Once the vaccines are cleared by the committee, the application will be sent to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for approval. The decision will pave the way for the COVID vaccine's rollout in India, which also has the highest number of infections in the world, after the US.

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