Bharat Biotech asks ‘only Covaxin to be administered to 15-18 age group’

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Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech on Friday issued a statement urging healthcare workers to be “vigilant” and ensure only Covaxin is being administered to the age group of 15-18 years.

“We have received several reports of other Covid-19 vaccines being administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group,” the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker said in a statement, shared late night on Twitter.

“We humbly request healthcare workers to be highly vigilant and ensure that only Covaxin is administered to individuals in the 15-18 years age group,” it added.

“We have received feedback that certain immunization centres are recommending taking 3 paracetamol 500 mg tablets along with Covaxin for children. No paracetamol or pain killers are recommended after being vaccinated with Covaxin,” it said in a statement.

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