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    With an aim to expand the basket of COVID-19 vaccines and enhance the pace of inoculation in India, the Central government on Tuesday said it has fast-tracked emergency approval for foreign-produced jabs that have been granted similar clearances in other countries.

    The first 100 beneficiaries of such foreign vaccines shall be assessed for seven days for safety outcomes before it is rolled out for further immunisation programmes within the country, the Union Health Ministry said.

    The Centre’s decision came after an expert panel recommended that COVID-19 vaccines that have been developed and are being manufactured in foreign countries and which have been granted emergency approval for restricted use by authorities in the US, Europe, the UK, Japan or which are listed in the WHO Emergency Use Listing may be granted emergency use approval in India.

    The expert panel also mandated the requirement of post-approval parallel bridging clinical trial in place of conduct of local clinical trial.

    Currently, two vaccines—Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and Covishield by Serum Institute of India (SII) —are being used for inoculation in India.

    India’s drug regulator has also granted permission for the restricted emergency use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions on Monday.

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