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Covaxin does not contain newborn calf serum, clarifies health ministry amid speculation

Scroll | 17/06/2021 09:20 AM | Click to read full article

The Centre on Wednesday dismissed social media posts claiming that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin contains newborn calf serum. It said such posts are “twisted and misrepresented”.

Congress leader Gaurav Padhi , citing a Right to Information response , also claimed that the government has admitted Covaxin consists newborn calf serum. “...Which is a portion of clotted blood obtained from less than 20 days young cow-calves, after slaughtering them,” he tweeted.