SEC under the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) will meet on January 1 to consider the emergency-use authorisation application of three companies.
Joe Biden receives Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine
The US company requires a temperature of minus 70 degrees to protect its vaccine, while cold storage facilities with such low temperatures are not available in India.
Vaccination was started with Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old British woman. She is the first person in the world to take a Pfizer vaccine.
Oxford and AstraZeneca together with the company Serum Institute is developing a vaccine called Covishield. Apart from this, indigenous vaccines are also being made by Biotech.
The Indian unit of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer has applied to the Controller General of Indian Drugs (DCGI). For formal approval of the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine.
On the other hand, earlier on Tuesday, US officials had said that emergency use is allowed in the country just like Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine.
According to media reports, Harsh Vardhan has said that there is no point in considering the Pfizer-BioNotech vaccine while the US regulatory authority itself has not given its approval.