Australia gave a thumbs up to Covaxin, accepting it as a recognized vaccine for establishing international traveller’s vaccination status.
This comes at a time when Bharat Biotech is already seeking approval from the World Health Organisation (WHO) after which it would be recognised globally.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of the Australian government regulates and authorises vaccines in the country.
TGA of Australia has released a statement, “In recent weeks, the TGA has obtained additional information demonstrating these vaccines provide protection and potentially reduce the likelihood that an incoming traveller would transmit Covid-19 infection to others while in Australia or become acutely unwell due to Covid-19. The supporting information has been provided to the TGA from the vaccine sponsor and/or the World Health Organisation.”
It is worth mentioning here that the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) will also meet for the final assessment of Covaxin this week.
Earlier last month WHO had said that it was expecting one additional piece of information from Bharat Biotech on Covaxin.
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