Reports claim 15-18 age group being administered vaccine other than Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

''We have received several additional reports of individuals in the 15-18 year age group being administered unapproved COVID-19 vaccines,'' the company said.
A student reacts as she receives a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine (Credit: Reuters)
A student reacts as she receives a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine (Credit: Reuters)

New Delhi

Bharat Biotech on Tuesday said it is receiving several reports that children in the age group 15 to 18 are being administered COVID-19 vaccine other than Covaxin.
Requesting the health workers to be vigilant and ensure that only Covaxin is administered to that particular age group, Bharat Biotech in a twitter post said its vaccine is the only approved COVID-19 jab to be administered to children in the age group between 15 and 18.
''We have received several additional reports of individuals in the 15-18 year age group being administered unapproved COVID-19 vaccines,'' the company said.
Covaxin received approval based on 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.

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