New Delhi: Hong Kong and Vietnam are the latest to approve India-made coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine Covaxin for emergency use. The vaccine made by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has already received a nod from the World Health Organization.
As of now, 96 nations, including Canada, the United States of America, Australia, Spain, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia, and Switzerland have recognised Covaxin and Covishield and both of these COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use listing from the WHO.
Covaxin is the ninth vaccine to be approved in Vietnam, the country’s health ministry said on Wednesday. The Vietnam government had said in July that it was seeking to secure 15 million doses of the Covaxin vaccine.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, has approved 14 vaccines, including Covaxin.