Corbevax vaccine gets nod, 12-18 year olds up for COVID jab

The expansion of the vaccination program will provide relief to parents, teachers, and school officials who are concerned about the safety of their students.

Corbevax vaccine gets nod, 12-18 year olds up for COVID jab
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The drug regulator's expert committee of India recommended emergency approval for Biological E's COVID vaccine Corbevax for use in adolescents aged 12 to 18, paving the way for the government to decrease the age of eligibility for COVID vaccination to 12 years.

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COVID vaccines are currently only available to those aged 15 and over.