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Nepal Becomes Third Country To Give Emergency Nod To India’s Covaxin

Science | 20/03/2021 09:06 AM | Click to read full article

Nepal on Friday gave emergency authorization to India‘s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, becoming only the third country to approve the shot, developed by Bharat Biotech and a state research institute. Covaxin was shown to be 81% effective in an interim analysis of late-stage trial data on some 26,000 people in India.

The vaccine was approved for emergency use in India in January and Zimbabwe cleared it early this month.