Panel to discuss SII emergency vaccine approval today

Expert panel to consider SII's emergency use approval for Covid-19 vaccine

Britain is the first country in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca

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Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of Drugs Controller of India is set to hold a meeting to consider Serum Institute of India's application for emergency use approval of its Covid-19 vaccine, says a government official, according to news agency ANI.

This comes after the United Kingdom gave its nod to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday as it battles a major winter surge driven by a new, highly contagious variant of the virus.