What Is A Nasal Vaccine? 9 Things To Know

Here are 9 things to know about the country's first intranasal Covid vaccine

Bharat Biotechs first intranasal Covid vaccine will be rolled out in India as approved by the Union Health Ministry

Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotechs nasal vaccine will now be included in the vaccination programme as a booster for adults

This new form of vaccine - BBV154 or iNCOVACC has been approved by the Drugs Controller General of India

This nasal vaccine will be used as a nasal spray and not in the injection form

The nasal vaccine will only be available at private health centres and will be introduced on the Co-WIN platform

The needle-free vaccine will be available to all eligible adults and people are required to pay for its administration

National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization recommended that the vaccine can be used as a precaution dose for adults

This nasal vaccine will target the nasal pathway, the site where the Sars-CoV-2 first infects the body and creates a protective coat of antibodies

The dose has been developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The government advised people to take the third precaution dose especially those above 60 years of age and suffering from co-morbidities

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