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Covid vaccine: DCGI big announcement on Oxford’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin expected at 11 am


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The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) will address a press conference today (January 3) at 11 am and it is being expected that the drug controller watchdog may announce the approval of emergency use of two vaccines. This comes after an expert panel of the drug regulator gave its recommendation on Saturday for the emergency use authorisation of Oxford AstraZeneca’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin COVID-19 vaccines. On January 1, Covishield was recommended for emergency use while COVAXIN was recommended for restricted use on January 2. Now a final approval on the use of both the vaccines awaits DCGI nod.

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