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Corbevax and Covovax: New Vaccines Approved

New Vaccines Approved:

A picture taken on March 3, 2021 in Paris shows a vaccine vial reading “Covid-19 vaccine” and a syringe on an European passport. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP) (Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)

India has cleared two more covid vaccines and one pill.

  • The two latest vaccines approved by drug regulator CDSCO are Corbevax and Covovax.
  • CORBEVAX vaccine is India’s 1st indigenously developed RBD protein sub-unit vaccine against COVID19, Made by Hyderabad-based firm Biological-E.
  • The Nanoparticle Vaccine, COVOVAX, will be manufactured by Pune-based firm Serum Institute of India.
  • The anti-viral drug approved is Molnupiravir.
  • With this approval, the number of Covid vaccines which have received emergency use authorisation in the country has increased to eight.
  • So far six COVID-19 vaccines — Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D, Russia’s Sputnik V and the US-made Moderna and Johnson and Johnson — have received emergency use authorisation from the Indian drug regulator.