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First nasal Covid-19 vaccine iNCOVACC by Bharat Biotech okayed for heterologous booster doses

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- November 28th 2022 07:23 PM -- Updated: November 28th 2022 07:35 PM
First nasal Covid-19 vaccine iNCOVACC by Bharat Biotech okayed for heterologous booster doses

First nasal Covid-19 vaccine iNCOVACC by Bharat Biotech okayed for heterologous booster doses

New Delhi, November 28: Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC intranasal vaccine against Covid 19 has received CDSCO approval under restricted use in emergency for heterologous booster doses for ages 18 and above.

Notably, Bharat Biotech, Hyderabad-based biotechnology company, has launched the world's first nasal Covid-19 vaccine —  iNCOVACC. 


According to a tweet shared by Bharat Biotech on Monday evening, iNCOVACC recently received approval under Restricted Use in Emergency Situation for ages 18 and above for heterologous booster doses.

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In heterologous booting doses, a person is administered a different vaccine from the one that used for the primary dose.

iNCOVACC has become world's first intranasal vaccine for Covid-19 to receive approval for heterologous booster dose, according to the statement.

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Earlier, the nasal vaccine had received approval under Restricted Use in Emergency Situation for ages 18 and above for the primary 2-dose schedule. Phase III trials were conducted for safety, immunogenicity in 3,100 subjects at 14 sites across the country.







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