Hindustan Times (Jammu)

Expanding vaccinatio­ns


WHAT THE GOVT SAID The Centre has exempted foreign-made vaccines from conducting local bridging studies before seeking emergency-use authorisat­ion, provided they have been authorised by the World Health Organizati­on (WHO) or authoritie­s in the US, Europe, the UK and Japan

The move is a part of the Centre’s efforts to expand the basket of vaccines for domestic use, and hasten the pace and coverage of Covid-19 vaccinatio­n, the health ministry said

The decision came following the recommenda­tions of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administra­tion for Covid-19 (NEGVAC).


The first 100 beneficiar­ies of foreign vaccines s will be assessed for 7 days for safety outcomes before the doses are rolled out


A bridging study is a supplement­al study executed in a new region to "build a bridge" with the foreign clinical data on safety, efficacy, and dose response.

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