Covaxin gets shelf life extension up to 12 months

The extension was approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation

Updated - November 03, 2021 04:20 pm IST

Published - November 03, 2021 04:19 pm IST - New Delhi

A health worker showing a new vial of Covaxin vaccine before administering a dose to a beneficiary. File

A health worker showing a new vial of Covaxin vaccine before administering a dose to a beneficiary. File

Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has approved the extension of shelf life of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin up to 12 months from the date of manufacture.

"The CDSCO has approved the extension of shelf life of Covaxin up to 12 months, from the date of manufacture. This approval of shelf life extension is based on the availability of additional stability data, which was submitted to CDSCO," Bharat Biotech said in a tweet.

The shelf life extension has been communicated to "our stakeholders," it added.

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