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‘Covaxin yet to be approved for children in 2-18 age group, evaluation going on’: Health Ministry

After media reports stated that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has been approved for children between the age groups 2-18, the Health Ministry has denied it.

In a statement, MoS Health Bharti Pawar stated that the evaluation process is still underway and approval for vaccinating children in 2-18 age group with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is yet to be granted.

Pawar stated that the DCGI approval for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children in 2-18 age groups is yet to come and talks are underway.

Earlier today, media reports had stated that Bharat Biotech’s indigenously made Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin has been granted approval for its usage on children belonging to the age group 2 to 18.


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