WHO experts group to take a call on emergency use listing for Covaxin on October 6

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) of the World health Organisation would be meeting in October to take a call on Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin on emergency use listing.

Bharat Biotech will have to make a presentation on the Vaccine’s safety and efficacy data of clinical trials, Risk management plans and other implementation considerations, according to the SAGE draft agenda.

SAGE is authorised with advising WHO on overall global policies and strategies, ranging from vaccines and technology, research and development, to delivery of immunization and its linkages with other health interventions. Hanna Nohynek, member of SAGE, will be presenting a draft recommendation for the vaccine and the session will make its recommendations.