India's first nasal vaccine for Covid-19 gets DCGI nod for emergency use

India's first nasal vaccine for Covid-19 gets DCGI nod for emergency use

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Category : National Published on: September 08 2022

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  • The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Tuesday approved the country’s first intra-nasal Covid-19 vaccine — Bharat Biotech’s iNCOVACC — for restricted emergency use in those aged above 18 years. 
  • It’s only the second such vaccine in the world, after CanSino Biologics’ vaccine in China, to get regulatory approval.
  •  iNCOVACC is a chimpanzee adenovirus vectored recombinant nasal vaccine that has been specifically formulated to allow intra-nasal delivery through nasal drops.
  • It has been designed to not only protect against infection but also reduce transmission of the virus.
  • Currently, Covishield, Covaxin and Corbevax are part of the Government’s Covid immunisation drive while vaccines like Covovax and Sputnik are available at private centres.
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