NEW DELHI :
OFFICIALS of the World Health Organisation (WHO) had a meeting with those of Bharat Biotech and the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker’s dossier for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of Covaxin is under review by the technical experts for consideration, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia said on Monday. Speaking to ANI, Dr Singh also informed that India has been offered 7.5 million doses of Moderna vaccine through WHO’s COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access (COVAX) programme.
The WHO Regional Director said, “Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm have been granted EUL by the WHO. For Covaxin, an expression of interest for EUL has been made to WHO by Bharat Biotech. WHO has already conducted a pre-submission meeting with the company following which a dossier has been submitted by Bharat Biotech to WHO in early July. The dossier is currently under review by the technical experts.