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Bharat Biotech on Saturday received approval for emergency use authorisation of the Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine for children in the 12-18 years age group by the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI), said authorities.

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Covaxin is now the second vaccine cleared for use for children in India. In August, The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)  gave approval for emergency-use authorization of Zydus Cadila’s  ZyCoV-D vaccine, the Union Ministry of Science and Technology said. The world’s first and India’s indigenously developed DNA-based vaccine for COVID-19 will be administered in humans including children and adults 12 years and above, the ministry