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Bharat Biotech awaits booster dose nod for intranasal vaccine iNCOVACC

Bharat Biotech did not comment on its plans to make this vaccine available for young children

Bharat Biotech's intranasal Covid vaccine

The Hyderabad-based company has established large manufacturing capabilities at multiple sites across India — Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana

Sohini Das Mumbai
Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine iNCOVACC has got the Indian regulator’s approval, but there is still some way before one can actually take it.

With almost all the eligible population having taken at least a single shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, the company has no potential market for iNCOVACC as a primary two-dose regimen. The company is waiting for approval for administering the vaccine as a booster shot after Covishield and Covaxin.

Krishna Ella, chairman and managing director of Bharat Biotech, admitted there was hardly any demand. “Despite the lack of demand for Covid-19 vaccines, we continued product development in intra-nasal

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First Published: Sep 07 2022 | 7:42 PM IST

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