First Nasal Vaccine against COVID- 19 approved

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  • iNCOVACC, the world’s first nasal vaccine to prevent COVID, has been approved by the Drug Controller General of India as a COVID booster dose.
  • On November 28, 2022 Bharat Biotech International Limited has announced that its COVID-19 intranasal vaccine iNCOVACC (BBV154) has been approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) under ‘Restricted Emergency Use’ in India for ages 18 years and above.
  • iNCOVACC, a recombinant replication-deficient adenovirus vectored vaccine with a pre-fusion stabilized SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, is the world’s first intranasal vaccine to receive both primary series and heterologous booster approval.
  • Bharat Biotech’s intranasal vaccine is to be used as a heterologous booster dose against currently available COVID-19 vaccines.

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