A World Health Organisation (WHO) technical advisory group isreviewing data on India’s Covaxin shot against COVID-19 on Tuesday ( Today ) with a decision on its emergency use listing likely soon, a spokesperson said.
“If all is in place and all goes well and if the committee is satisfied, we would expect a recommendation within the next 24 hours or so,” Margaret Harris told journalists at a U.N. press briefing.
It has deliberated on data supplied by manufacturer Bharat Biotech since early July but has said it could not “cut corners” in making a decision. about COVAXIN read more.
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“We are aware that many people are waiting for WHO’s recommendation for Covaxin to be included in the #COVID19 Emergency Use Listing, but we cannot cut corners,” the WHO said on Twitter.
Bharat Biotech has been submitting Covaxin data on a rolling basis and WHO experts have reviewed these data as it came. The global health agency said the timeframe for its EUL procedure is dependent on how quickly a company producing the vaccine is able to provide the data required to evaluate the vaccine’s quality, safety, efficacy and its suitability for low- and middle-income countries.